Melbourne,
26
April
2009

Jetstar takes off to Penang

  • 88,000 FREE** seats to all Malaysia destinations

Jetstar Asia will commence a daily flight to Penang* – its 17th Malaysian city in its network on 1 July 2009. 

From 1 October 2009* Jetstar A320 services on the Singapore-Penang* route will then further expand to double daily.

The launch of Jetstar’s latest Malaysian service from 1 July 2009 will bring Jetstar Asia’s flights between Singapore and Malaysia to up to 88 weekly services, making Malaysia the biggest outbound market for the carrier.

Jetstar Asia will wet lease a Jetstar Australia aircraft when the second daily Singapore-Penang* return service is introduced.

In celebration of the launch of Penang* services, Jetstar is offering 88,000 FREE** seats to all Malaysia destinations which includes Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching and Penang*. The sale will begin at 00.01 am 27 April to midnight 29 April and is available for travel between 1 July 2009 and 25 March 2010. Fares are subject to availability and may not be available on all flights and all days, see Jetstar.com for details. **Excluding prevailing taxes of SGD28 (airport) per way. Admin and insurance charges range from SGD7 to SGD17 per sector; subject to regulatory trade approval.

* Flights subject to regulatory approval.

“In the past, Singaporeans travelling to Penang had to travel on the road for nine hours or pay high air fares. But with the addition of Penang to our network and Jetstar’s all day, every day low fares, Singaporeans can now head to Penang in under two hours and enjoy one of Malaysia’s best holiday destinations spending more at their destination and less on their journey,” said Ms. Chong Phit Lian, CEO, Jetstar Asia.

Jetstar Asia’s ‘Price Beat Guarantee’ is applicable for flights to Penang*. This means that if customers can find another published online fare that is lower** than the lowest available fare on Jetstar.com (not including JetFlex fare), Jetstar Asia should be notified of the lower fare via its 24-hour call centre at 800-6167-017. Once the fare is verified, Jetstar Asia will beat the lower fare by 10% when the reservation is made immediately via the call centre.

Ms Chong added, “Malaysia has and will always be a popular holiday destination to Singaporeans. We hope to continue to expand our offering between Singapore and Malaysia with greater accessibility to low fare travel.”

Mr Zalizam Zakaria, Director of Tourism Malaysia in Singapore said, "We wish to congratulate Jetstar Asia for its flights to Penang. This will definitely facilitate and encourage more Singaporean as well as expatriates living here in Singapore to visit Penang which is well known as the Pearl of Orient.”

Singapore-Penang* schedule from 1 July 2009 – 30 September 2009

(Departure times shown)

Singapore-Penang*

  • 3K673 - Dep 07.00 am - Arr 8.25 am - Mon, Fri, Sat
  • 3K675 - Dep 15.05 pm - Arr 16.25 pm - Tues, Weds, Thurs, Sun

Penang-Singapore*

  • 3K674 - Dep 09.05 am - Arr 10.30 pm - Mon, Fri, Sat
  • 3K676 - Dep 17.10 pm - Arr 18.35 pm - Tues, Weds, Thurs, Sun

* Flights subject to regulatory approval.

Singapore-Penang* schedule from 1 October 2009 – 27 March 2010

(Departure times shown)

Singapore-Penang*

  • 3K673 - Dep 07.00 - Arr 8.25 - Daily
  • 3K675 - Dep 15.05 - Arr 16.25 - Daily

Penang-Singapore*

  • 3K674 - Dep 09.05 - Arr 10.30 Daily
  • 3K676 - Dep 17.10 - Arr 18.35 Daily

* Flights subject to regulatory approval.

About Jetstar

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.

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