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Old 27th Jan 2016, 01:56
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timboeing707: Just so you know to the Jetstar Regional services that are starting are subsidized by the towns local ratepayers eg Palmerston North, Nelson, Napier.
Jetstar basically held a bidding war between the councils in New Zealand to see who would stump up with the most $.
Most of the Regional centers had to bring Jetstar in or Air New Zealand were going to cut services to them, Air New Zealand were not going to give up if Jetstar moved in.
That's bizarre!!!!!

Councils and airports keep putting up their airport fees and make it harder for the incumbent to operate at a price the public are prepared to pay, yet they'll bend over backwards to subsidise a new entrant competitor. Really weird thinking. If the market was there the competitor wouldn't need any help.

I think you'll find the regional places Jetstar are going to were never in danger of having services cut.
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