Jetstar partners with American Airlines

Free audio stream, including stories that are padlocked on our site. Listen on any device, anywhere. Updated twice daily. The audio stream takes several seconds to start on Android devices.

Launch Radio player

Jetstar has teamed up with airline giant American Airlines to codeshare on its domestic NZ flights.

American Airlines, the world’s second largest airline by passenger miles and revenue, already has a codeshare arrangement with Jetstar’s parent airline Qantas on daily flights between Auckland and Los Angeles.

The new codeshare, subject to regulatory approval, will see those inbound Qantas flights now connect up with Jetstar’s low fare flights across the country.

Jetstar Group chief executive Bruce Buchanan said the arrangement offered American Airlines’ passengers better access to cheaper domestic fares to get around New Zealand – which could now be booked and ticketed under one booking.

It would also help boost tourism from the US – New Zealand’s third largest tourist market worth more than $530 million annually, he said.

American Airlines would now market Jetstar flights and New Zealand to its US frequent flyer network of 50 million customers – helping bring in more visitors and increase tourism,” said Mr Buchanan.

“It’s a great way to push out all the things we’re doing in there New Zealand marketplace and that will help bring more tourists to this part of the world.”

The codeshare is Jetstar’s third codeshare for New Zealand domestic services, alongside Qantas and Japan Airlines and Mr Buchanan estimated 20% of Jetstar’s domestic passengers were sold through its these airline partnerships.

Got a question about this story? Leave it in Comments & Questions below.

This article is tagged with the following keywords. Find out more about MyNBR Tags

Comments & Questions

Commenter icon key: Subscriber Verified

Post New comment or question

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

NZ Market Snapshot


Sym Price Change
USD 0.7226 -0.0015 -0.21%
AUD 0.9373 0.0019 0.20%
EUR 0.6653 -0.0002 -0.03%
GBP 0.4702 -0.0002 -0.04%
HKD 5.6022 -0.0103 -0.18%
JPY 89.3870 0.3160 0.35%


Commodity Price Change Time
Gold Index 1186.8 -18.680 2015-05-26T00:
Oil Brent 64.3 -0.530 2015-05-26T00:
Oil Nymex 58.0 -1.620 2015-05-26T00:
Silver Index 16.7 -0.305 2015-05-26T00:


Symbol Open High Last %
NZX 50 5795.9 5795.9 5795.9 -0.65%
NASDAQ 5047.9 5080.8 5032.8 0.92%
DAX 11647.0 11790.4 11625.1 1.27%
DJI 18045.1 18165.1 18041.5 0.66%
FTSE 6949.0 7054.1 6949.0 1.21%
HKSE 28214.7 28214.7 28249.9 -0.60%
NI225 20380.6 20513.2 20437.5 0.17%