Jetstar to pull out of regional flying

Jetstar has announced plans to withdraw from regional flying in New Zealand at the end of November.

The company said the proposal did not affect Jetstar's New Zealand domestic and international jet services.

The airline began flying to regional centres in 2015 and currently offers up to 130 return services a week across five routes.

Jetstar chief executive Gareth Evans said the operation was still losing money despite four years of hard work.

He said he understood people would be disappointed but the demand for these services had softened and higher fuel costs made the regional network operate at a loss.

This article was originally published on RNZ and re-published with permission.

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