Melbourne,
26
August
2010
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04:00
Australia/Melbourne

Jetstar continues China expansion with fleet boost and new Singapore-Guilin services

  • One way Jetsaver Light sale fares start from $168#

Low fares leader Jetstar will further grow its network serving mainland China by announcing first time direct services from Singapore to Guilin* one of China’s most picturesque and popular tourist cities. (*Subject to regulatory approval)

The twice weekly Singapore-Guilin* A320 service, to commence on 3 November 2010, is Jetstar’s third mainland China route and sixth overall Chinese and Taiwan destination, in an expanding Chinese network.

Jetstar’s latest international route from Singapore will boost the Jetstar Asia operation to a fleet of eleven A320s at year’s end and serve 21 destinations beyond its major Asian flying hub at Changi International Airport.

Jetstar already operates daily services from Singapore to Hong Kong (up to three times daily), Taipei (daily) and Macau (daily) in addition to Haikou (4 times weekly) and Shantou (3 times weekly).

The new services to Guilin*, situated in north-east Guangxi province, will provide an unprecedented direct access for travelers from and through Singapore to experience Guilin’s renowned natural scenery and outdoor leisure activity.

To celebrate the launch of Singapore-Guilin* services, Jetstar is offering special all-inclusive one-way JetSaver Light fares at Jetstar.com from SGD168.

The sale will commence at midday on Thursday 26 August 2010 until midnight Thursday 26 August 2010 unless seats sell out prior. Fares not available on all flights, all days and are subject to availability. Sale fares valid for travel between 16 February 2010 until 9 March 2010 and between 23 March 2010 and 25 May 2010*. Conditions and travel periods apply. Visit Jetstar.com.

Guilin, a city of close to five million residents, is home to some of China’s most popular natural landscapes such as the Lijiang River and Reed Flute Cave.

Jetstar Asia Chief Executive Officer Ms Chong Phit Lian said Jetstar would become the first airline to fly direct between Singapore and Guilin* and represented the continued successful pursuit of a growth strategy into China and further expansion of Jetstar’s footprint throughout Asia.

“Guilin is a fantastic addition to our leisure network and provides yet another great Asian travel option for Singaporeans and connecting Jetstar, Qantas and international interline customers through our Singapore hub,” Ms Chong said.

“As a popular tourist destination welcoming 18 million visitors last year, Guilin until now it has only been accessible for Singaporeans transiting through cities such as Hong Kong, Bangkok or Kuala Lumpur.

“The new Jetstar service at just over three and half hours will halve the current travelling time required from Singapore.”

Guilin attracts visitors to its majestic scenery and has long been a popular destination for rock climbers travelling to the city to experience its famous limestone karsts.

Jetsaver Light one way fares all inclusive will start from SGD299.

The new service between Singapore and Guilin* depart from Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1 and Guilin Liangjiang International Airport. It will be included in Jetstar Asia’s interline agreement with Qantas and Air France / KLM.

The new services will be operated by Jetstar Asia’s 11th A320 aircraft, representing brand new capacity.

Jetstar’s Singapore – Guilin schedule from 3 November 2010*

Departs Wednesday and Saturday

Singapore-Guilin*

  • 3K 827 - Depart 10.00 - Arrive 13.55

Guilin*-Singapore

  • 3K 828 - Depart 14.35 - Arrive 18.30

*Flights subject to regulatory approval

About Jetstar

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 5,000 flights a week to more than 85 destinations. The Jetstar Group carried more than 37 million passengers in financial year 2017.