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Jetstar boosts services to Malaysia, Thailand and Myanmar with fleet growth
- 70,000 additional seats per month to Malaysia, Thailand and Myanmar by Jetstar Asia
- Singapore and Kuala Lumpur services to more than double
- 17th aircraft for Jetstar Asia
Jetstar will significantly increase its capacity to key and emerging markets across its Southeast Asian network with the arrival of the 17th A320 aircraft to the Jetstar Asia business.
The carrier will add 70,000 extra seats to its monthly schedule from 28 October, boosting capacity on services from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Phuket and Yangon.
Jetstar Asia CEO Bara Pasupathi said the new capacity was focussed on existing routes and creating better access to some of the most popular destinations in the region.
“We are seeing an increasing number of our Malaysian customers onto low fare Jetstar Group services to destinations like Melbourne and Auckland,” he said.
“Adding an extra 36 weekly services from Kuala Lumpur into our hub in Singapore allows us to offer travellers more options for hassle free connections.”
Jetstar will operate up to 61 weekly return services between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur in the new schedule providing customers with more timely connections on popular services through Singapore to Manila, Perth and Taipei.
The carrier’s four-time weekly service direct service to Yangon will gradually increase to a daily offering by December.
“As the only low fares airline operating to Myanmar from Singapore, it is exciting to be able to provide more access to a destination emerging as one of most intriguing in the region,” Mr Pasupathi said.
Jetstar will also increase services to its popular destinations of Phuket and Bangkok with up to 44 weekly return services to Thailand.
Jetstar, which flies to 60 destinations across 17 countries, is the fastest growing low-fares airline group in the Asia Pacific region. Jetstar Asia’s latest capacity increase follows capacity growth of 38 per cent last financial year.
Jetstar is celebrating the additional capacity between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur with 1, 777 seats at an all-inclusive one-way Economy Starter fare of SGD7 or MYR7. The sale commences at 9am Singapore time on 12 September 2012 and runs until 11am 12 September 2012 at Jetstar.com unless seats sell out prior.
This sale is valid for travel from 30 October 2012 until 5 December 2012, from 8 January 2013 until 31 January 2013 and from 26 February 2013 until 27 March 2013. Seats are subject to availability and may not be available on all flights. Terms and conditions apply, see Jetstar.com for details.
Jetstar’s all day, everyday low fares between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur start from SGD$38 or MYR83, all-inclusive, one-way.
Summary of Increased Capacity (starting 28 October)
Route (return) - Increase per week - Total per week
- Singapore - Kuala Lumpur - Up to 36 services - Up to 61 services
- Singapore - Yangon - Up to 3 services - Daily service from December 25
- Singapore - Phuket - Up to 4 services - Up to 20 services
- Singapore - Bangkok - Up to 3 services - Up to 24 services
The Jetstar Group is one of the Asia Pacific's largest low fares network by revenue.
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; Jetstar Japan; and, subject to regulatory approval, Jetstar Hong Kong.
Jetstar branded carriers operate more than 4,000 flights a week to more than 60 destinations. The Jetstar Group carried more than 25 million passengers in financial year 2014.