Scope for more flights

Jetstar boosting services to Dunedin Airport is a case of "wait and see". However, "opportunities are there", the airline's Australia and New Zealand chief executive David Hall says.

The low-fare Qantas subsidiary launched its once-a-day Auckland to Dunedin service in July 2011, breaking Air New Zealand's monopoly on the route.

Jetstar now had a 20% share of New Zealand's domestic routes and would look to add extra capacity, provided it had a competitive position and market demand.

Mr Hall said during his visit to Queenstown this week the "fundamentals are there [in Dunedin] for potential additional development".

The city was "responding well to low-fare stimulation".

Mr Hall said Dunedin had proven to be "very successful for us" and was a good network opportunity" for the airline.

"It's a good market for us, true to our leisure target market, mums and dads [and] universities."

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