Cut-price Australian airline Jetstar will examine filling the gap in direct transtasman flights to Dunedin but makes no promises.
Airports around the country are actively courting Jetstar in the hope it will fly to the regions and increase competition.
Jetstar says some Queenstown-Auckland services will be amalgamated in late autumn and early winter, overlapping with the opening of ski areas Coronet Peak on June 8 and the Remarkables on June 22.
Nearly one million Jetstar passengers have travelled through Queenstown Airport out of the five million passengers the airline has flown around New Zealand since it launched domestic services in 2009.
A thousand free domestic and international flights were snapped up within an hour as Jetstar hit back at rival Air New Zealand's free flights to Christchurch.
Jetstar is offering domestic flights for one cent each this week as the battle to be the cheapest airline takes off.
A woman who was asked by a Jetstar flight attendant to provide a medical certificate to fly because he wrongly thought she was pregnant says she was "absolutely humiliated" by the mistake.
Queenstown civic, tourism and aviation chiefs are welcoming extra direct transtasman flights announced by Jetstar this week to the growing portfolio of flights to the resort by all airlines.
An extra 37,000 passengers a year will fly directly from Australia to Queenstown in Jetstar's latest expansion of its New Zealand operations.
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.
Cheap airline Jetstar has been fined after changing a Chinese passenger's nationality, which allowed her to board a New Zealand bound plane in Melbourne without a visa.
Passengers will soon be able to watch, read, touch, swipe and pinch on iPads to their heart's content while flying between Queenstown and Australia, Jetstar confirms.
Jetstar has admitted staff made a mistake by allowing an 11-year-old to board a flight from Auckland to Wellington - only to be removed moments later as he was too young to fly alone.
Jetstar is selling limited $7 fares today to promote its new Wellington-to-Queenstown route in a bid to further breach Air New Zealand's hold on the domestic market.
The arrival of Jetstar's inaugural flight to Dunedin yesterday morning, signalled an end to Air New Zealand's domestic monopoly of the route and the beginning of cheaper fares, its chief executive says.
A drunk New Zealand passenger urinated in the aisle of a Jetstar aircraft spraying one man and soaking a woman's scarf but was allowed to leave the flight with nothing more than a warning.
Qantas and subsidiary Jetstar have cancelled all flights in and out of New Zealand for the rest of today and all day tomorrow due to the ash cloud still lingering from a Chilean volcano.
Travellers frustrated by the Chilean volcanic ash cloud have been given some good news, with Jetstar resuming all flights in and out of New Zealand this afternoon.
Jetstar has followed Qantas' lead and resumed all flights in and out of New Zealand today as the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) says the Chilean volcano's ash cloud disruptions may have ended here.
Qantas and its subsidiary Jetstar have cancelled all flights in and out of New Zealand today due to the ash cloud still lingering from a Chilean volcano.