Jetstar offering free flights to 'birthday buddies' as $24 domestic flight sale kicks off

  • 09/06/2022
All Kiwi adults born on June 10 can claim a free $100 Jetstar voucher.
All Kiwi adults born on June 10 can claim a free $100 Jetstar voucher. Photo credit: Getty Images

Jetstar is celebrating its 13th anniversary of flying domestically in Aotearoa by offering free flights to its 'birthday buddies'.

The company is giving every Kiwi over the age of 18 born on June 10 the opportunity to claim a $100 Jetstar voucher to use on flights.

Everyone else wanting to celebrate the occasion will have to rely on picking up a bargain in Jetstar's birthday sale, which is now live.

It includes low fares on 16 domestic and international routes, including Rarotonga and Australia.

Fares will be available from $24 on domestic routes and from $125 on international routes, the company said.

Jetstar CEO Gareth Evans said the birthday celebrations come as Jetstar ramps up its New Zealand operations this month in response to relaxed restrictions and increased demand.

"It's great to see travel demand bounce back as New Zealand and the rest of the world settle into a new kind of normal," Evans said.

"Over the coming weeks, we expect to reach around 90 percent of our pre-pandemic schedule, with the restart of all our trans-Tasman and Cook Island routes as well as increased domestic flying."

Recent Jetstar research revealed that the majority of New Zealanders said they would drop everything and head off on a trip immediately if they were given free flights.

It also revealed around 40 percent of New Zealanders are booking flights closer to their travel date than pre-pandemic, while the number of Kiwis that will book flights within a month of travel has more than doubled.

Jetstar's birthday sale fares include:

  • Auckland to Christchurch from $25
  • Auckland to Dunedin from $39
  • Auckland to Wellington from $25
  • Auckland to Queenstown from $50
  • Christchurch to Wellington from $25
  • Wellington to Queenstown from $39
  • Auckland to Rarotonga from $159
  • Auckland to Melbourne (Tullamarine) from $139
  • Auckland to Gold Coast (Coolangatta) from $129
  • Auckland to Sydney from $139
  • Christchurch to Melbourne (Tullamarine) from $139
  • Christchurch to Gold Coast (Coolangatta) from $129
  • Queenstown to Melbourne (Tullamarine) from $199
  • Queenstown to Sydney from $199
  • Queenstown to Gold Coast (Coolangatta) from $189
  • Wellington to Gold Coast (Coolangatta) from $129.

Jetstar's birthday giveaway will go live at 12:01am Friday, June 10, 2022 and will end at midnight that day.

Those born on June 10 will have 24 hours to enter to receive their $100 flight voucher and can expect to receive their vouchers within 10 working days, the company said.

As with any airfare sale, potential customers should check the terms and conditions before they purchase tickets.