Singapore,
27
May
2013
|
04:00
Australia/Melbourne

Jetstar Asia boosts flights to Bangkok

  • Jetstar Asia adds eight new weekly services to Bangkok from Singapore
  • Jetstar Asia to operate up to five services a day to meet increasing leisure and business demand
  • New capacity takes Jetstar Group flights to Thailand to over 100 weekly

Jetstar Asia is adding eight additional services to its weekly schedule between Singapore and Bangkok from 8 July to cater for increasing demand from leisure and business travellers.

The new services will see Jetstar Asia fly up to five times daily to the capital of the Land of Smiles, adding over 2800 seats of new capacity each week between the two popular gateways in Southeast Asia.

Jetstar Asia Chief Executive Officer Barathan Pasupathi said that Bangkok, and Thailand more broadly, continued to be one of the biggest markets for Jetstar in their Southeast Asian network.

“We are adding capacity to Bangkok to meet ongoing strong demand from both the leisure market and an increasing number of business travellers attracted to our low fares and our expanding schedule,” Mr Pasupathi said.

“Last year alone we welcomed 30 per cent more people on this route than in 2011 with more than two million passengers carried.”

“With our new offering of up to five services a day, we can give more choices and better connection times to even more leisure travellers not just from Singapore but transiting through our Singapore hub on other Jetstar services,” Mr Pasupathi said.

With the new services, the Jetstar Group will operate 106 flights a week to Thailand with services from Singapore and Sydney to Phuket and services from Melbourne and Singapore to Bangkok

One-way Economy Starter fares from Singapore to Bangkok start from SGD$114 or THB2699.

About Jetstar

The Jetstar Group is one of Asia Pacific’s fastest growing airline brands with one of the most extensive ranges of destinations in the region. It is made up of Jetstar Airways (subsidiary of the Qantas Group) in Australia and New Zealand, Jetstar Asia in Singapore, Jetstar Pacific in Vietnam, and Jetstar Japan in Japan. Jetstar branded carriers operate up to 5,000 flights a week to more than 85 destinations. The Jetstar Group carried more than 37 million passengers in financial year 2017.