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About Jetconnect

Jetconnect (Jetconnect Ltd.) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Qantas, and was originally established in July 2002 as a New Zealand-based airline. However, in 2018 the company ceased operating as an airline.

Today, the company still hires pilots and cabin crew, who are employed by Jetconnect to operate Qantas flights on trans-tasman services between Australia and New Zealand. Jetconnect has its head office in Auckland, in New Zealand, and employs staff at Auckland and Wellington airports.

Looking to book flights within New Zealand?

Jetconnect no longer operates as an airline. Jetstar Airways now operates many of the domestic flights that the company used to operate domestically within New Zealand.

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The company no longer operates as an airline, but the following airlines do currently provide domestic flights within New Zealand:

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When the company was first established as an airline, Jetconnect operated domestic services within New Zealand. Domestic services included routes between Auckland, Wellington, Rotorua, Christchurch and Queenstown. However, in 2009 these domestic services were taken over by Jetstar Airways, which is another Qantas Group subsidiary airline.

Jetconnect then began operating the trans-tasman services between New Zealand and Australia under the Qantas brand.

Today, the airline no longer operates as an airline, although it does still employ pilots and cabin crew to operate the trans-tasman services for Qantas. Jetconnect’s pilots and cabin crew operate the majority of Qantas-marketed flights between cities in New Zealand (Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, and Queenstown) and following destinations in Australia: Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney.

Baggage Allowance

Carry-On Baggage

Jetconnect no longer operates as an airline. It does employ staff on behalf of Qantas, so please visit that page for more information on baggage allowance.

Checked Baggage

Please visit the Qantas page for more information for more information about your checked baggage allowance on Qantas flights.

Check-In Information

Check-In Online

Qantas does offer online check-in; please visit the Qantas page to find out more.

Airport Check-In

As the airline only employs staff on behalf of Qantas, please visit the Qantas page to find out more.


Jetconnect has previously operated the following Boeing 737 aircraft: Boeing 737-300, Boeing 737-400, and the Boeing 737-800. However, in 2018, Jetconnect transferred its previous fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft back to Qantas, and ceased to operate as an airline.

Hub Airport

The Jetconnect company is headquartered in Auckland, in New Zealand, but as the company no longer operates as an airline, it does not have a hub airport. The airline does still employ staff on behalf of Qantas, which has a hub at Sydney Airport in Australia.

Sydney Airport

Sydney Airport is the major airport serving Sydney, and is the hub airport for a number of domestic and airlines in Australia, including: Qantas, Jetstar Airways, Regional Express Airlines, Virgin Australia and Tigerair Australia.

The following airlines operate flights to and between Australia and New Zealand:

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