Singapore,
28
December
2023
|
20:21
Australia/Melbourne

Jetstar Asia's Inaugural Singapore to Wuxi Service Takes Off

Wuxi

Wednesday, 28 December 2023: This morning, Jetstar Asia’s inaugural flight from Singapore to Wuxi, 3K833, took off from Changi Airport, marking the start of the Singapore low-cost carrier’s second direct route to mainland China.

The flight to Wuxi’s Sunan Shuofang International Airport makes Jetstar Asia the only airline to fly from Singapore to the historically, culturally, and commercially important city in China’s southern Jiangsu province.

Operated by Jetstar’s expanding fleet of Airbus A320s, the service will commence with two weekly return flights before increasing to four weekly services from 15 January 2024 to meet growing demand, with the airline offering more than 70,000 low fare seats between the two destinations, Wuxi and Singapore, each year.

Jetstar Asia CEO, Barathan Pasupathi said today’s route launch to Wuxi was a great way to wrap up what has been an exciting year for Jetstar Asia.

“This year has seen us increase our fleet, expand our network and grow our Jetstar family, so launching a brand-new route to such an important destination is a fitting way to end the year,” Mr. Barathan said.

“China is a critical market for Jetstar and our customers, so it’s great to start flying to Wuxi, our second Chinese port following the successful launch of flights to Haikou early this year.”

“We’ve seen strong demand for this route since we announced it in October, especially as borders are open and COVID travel restrictions have been removed.”

“Our low fares will ensure our customers in China and Singapore can enjoy seamless and affordable connectivity between these two cities, bridging access to the Yangtze River Delta region. This will not only enhance travel experiences for business and tourism, but also enable families and friends to reconnect.”

Executive Vice President of Air Hub & Cargo Development at Changi Airport Group, Mr. Lim Ching Kiat said the launch of Jetstar Asia’s new flight would reconnect Changi with Wuxi and bring China connectivity to 26 cities, providing more choices for travellers between China and Singapore.

“As airlines progressively resume flights, flight movements between Singapore and China have recovered to over 70% of pre-Covid levels,” Mr. Lim said.

“With the recent announcement of a 30-day mutual visa-exemption agreement between Singapore and China, we eagerly anticipate the increase in both leisure and business travels in the coming year.”

Chairman of the Board of Directors of Wuxi Sunan Shuofang International Airport Group, Mr. Liu Zhenyu said, “Embarking on a new journey with Jetstar Asia’s route to Wuxi is symbolic and stands as a bridge of friendship, connecting people to places."

Wuxi is located in the southern Jiangsu province, just over 100 kilometres from Shanghai and sits on the banks of Taihu, one of China's largest freshwater lakes.

Flight schedule*

From 28 December 2023 to 14 January 2024 

Flight # Frequency From To Depart Arrive 

3K833 

Mon, Thu

Singapore 

Wuxi 

0710 

1230 

3K834 

Mon, Thu

Wuxi 

Singapore  

1330 

1855 

 From 15 January 2024 

Flight #FrequencyFromToDepartArrive

3K833

Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat

Singapore

Wuxi

0710

1230

3K834

Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat

Wuxi

Singapore

1330

1855

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About the Jetstar Group:

Jetstar first took to the skies in 2004 and has since flown more than 350 million customers across an extensive international and domestic network. The Jetstar Group is made up of Jetstar Airways (subsidiary of the Qantas Group) in Australia and New Zealand, Jetstar Asia in Singapore, and Jetstar Japan in Japan. A leading low-fares airline, Jetstar is committed to offering everyday low fares to enable more people to fly to more places, more often. As one of Asia Pacific’s fastest-growing airline brands, Jetstar was voted Best Low-Cost Airline in Asia Pacific in 2021 and was recognized for its excellent flight safety records and services when listed on the "2022 World's Top 10 LCC" released by Airline Ratings.