Jetstar will boost capacity between Singapore and Vietnam by increasing its 8 times weekly services to Ho Chi Minh to a double daily service offering by July with the arrival of additional aircraft into the Jetstar fleet in Singapore.
As part of previously announced growth, Jetstar is growing its fleet from Singapore by 46 per cent with the fleet growing from a current 8 A320 aircraft to 10 by mid this year with direct flights to Ho Chi Minh to benefit from this fleet growth.
Jetstar currently flies its 180 seat A320 aircraft 8 times weekly between Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City and will add an additional five weekly services by May which will grow to six additional services by July enshrining a double daily offering.
Jetstar is currently holding a “Prosperity Sale” with Jetsaver Light fares between Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City from $48.88 one way, all inclusive. The special sale is on now until midnight 25th
February 2010. Special sale fares are for travel between 7 April 2010 and 26 May 2010 and 29 June 2010 and 25th
August 2010. Sale fares are subject to availability and are not available on all flights all days see Jetstar.com for full terms and conditions.
The new capacity will represent 2160 seats of added capacity from both directions.
Jetstar Asia / Valuair Chief Executive Officer Ms Chong Phit Lian said whilst new markets were being investigated for the additional two aircraft, adding more flying to strong performing existing markets like Ho Chi Minh City is also a key priority.
“Ho Chi Minh City has long been a strong performer for us, so it is very satisfying to be in a position to continue to fuel the strength of this market with additional new capacity,” Ms Chong said.
“With our growing networks out of Singapore and out of Vietnam with Jetstar Pacific, greater links between Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City will continue stimulate traffic amongst networks and will support the Pan Asian growth of the Jetstar brand,” she said.
Jetstar Pacific is Vietnam’s second largest domestic carrier.
“A double daily offering with an early morning and afternoon flight schedule now offers both leisure and business travellers greater choice and flexibility.”
Ms Chong said that the new services to Ho Chi Minh City would be funded by new aircraft arriving by mid this year with planning underway for additional network growth.
“We are in the process of finalising the other new services and opportunities that we will pursue with this new capacity,” Ms Chong said.
With the additional services, Jetstar brands will operate 424 weekly services into and out of Singapore.
Jetstar’s Singapore – Ho Chi Minh schedule 28 March – 30 October 2010
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Singapore - Ho Chi Minh
Ho Chi Minh - Singapore
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 4,200 flights a week to more than 75 destinations. The Jetstar Group carried more than 34 million passengers in financial year 2016.