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Jetstar increases capacity to Yangon
Jetstar Asia, the first low cost carrier to operate the Singapore-Yangon route, has announced an additional three weekly services to Yangon from 20 November 2013.
Since Jetstar’s first commercial service from Singapore to Yangon in October 2005, Jetstar passenger numbers on the route have almost doubled with Jetstar now able to offer 15,600 seats of capacity each month between Singapore and Yangon.
In 2012, Jetstar increased its four times weekly service to a daily service with today’s announcement brings the total to 10 weekly services between the two cities.
Jetstar Asia CEO Bara Pasupathi said, “In the last few years as Myanmar has opened up and more tourists have started to explore this country, the demand for our low fares services has grown significantly.
“It is fantastic to be able to offer even more options for not only our point to point travellers from Singapore but also to our Jetstar customers flying into our Singapore hub from other parts of the region,” he said.
“Offering a morning and an afternoon flight will not only suit the growing number of business and holiday makers going to Yangon, but will provide more options for people to connect through to other cities opening up in Myanmar.”
Myanmar has become a tourist hotspot in the Southeast Asia region with tourism revenue increasing by 67 per cent between 2011 and 2012, from US$315 million to US$534 million.*
Jetstar Asia currently operates 600 weekly return flights to 21 destinations across 13 countries and territories in the Asia Pacific region.
*Myanmar Tourism Statistics 2012, Ministry of Hotels and Tourism
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 4,000 flights a week to more than 70 destinations across Asia Pacific. The Jetstar Group carried more than 29 million passengers in financial year 2015.