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Jetstar will also lower prices to beat Air New Zealand's recent slash

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Jetstar will not give up it's position as NZ's most affordable airline without a fight. 

Air New Zealand made an announcement that it was cutting its regional air fares and not Jetstar has said they'll beat any comparable flight by 10 percent. 

"When you're shopping online for flights, if you find a flight with another airline, or a Jetstar flight on an eligible third party website that's cheaper than you can get on Jetstar.com, we'll beat it by 10 per cent," said a statement yesterday from James Stafford, the manager of New Zealand sales at Jetstar.

After substantial media hype, Air New Zealand announced yesterday that its price cuts would make 750,000 regional flight seats available a year for less than $50.

Jetstar flies regularly flies to Christchurch, Dunedin, Napier, New Plymouth, Nelson, Palmerston North, Wellington and Queenstown - meaning these will be the routes with the highest levels of competition.

We are so thankful for this competition cause we're benefiting! Yaaasss!