Melbourne,
18
January
2011
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02:00
Australia/Melbourne

Jetstar launches 7th Chinese port with new Singapore to Hangzhou (Shanghai) low fare flying

  • All inclusive one way fares now on sale from SGD98

Low fares leader Jetstar will continue its growth of international low fares services into China announcing another first with future and first time direct Singapore to Hangzhou (Shanghai)* services to commence in mid March.

Hangzhou*, the capital of Zhejiang Province on the Chinese mainland east coast, is one of China’s most visited cities by tourists, attracting tens of millions annual visitors including increasing numbers of foreign travelers to its renowned natural beauty and historic and cultural heritage.

Commencing from 22 March 2011* Jetstar will become the first carrier to offer a non-stop Singapore to Hangzhou (Shanghai)* flights, which will be operated by carrier’s growing A320 fleet.

Initially flying three times weekly, Jetstar’s Singapore-Hangzhou (Shanghai)* flying will grow to four times weekly by 27 March 2011*.

To celebrate the launch of flights to Hangzhou (Shanghai)* one way all inclusive JetSaver Light fares of SGD98 are on sale from 03.01 am on the 18 January 2011 until 23.59 pm on 20 January 2011.

Sale fares available for travel between 22 March 2011 and 25 May 2011. Fares subject to availability and not available on all flights on all dates. See Jetstar.com for terms and conditions.

Hangzhou (Shanghai)* will become Jetstar’s seventh Chinese destination and its fourth Chinese market introduced in the past twelve months.

From Singapore Changi Airport Jetstar currently serves Haikou, Shantou and Guilin with multi-weekly direct flights, and flies at least daily services from Singapore to Greater China destinations of Hong Kong, Taipei and Macau.

Jetstar Asia CEO Ms Chong Phit Lian joined Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport executives and Chinese Government officials in Hangzhou* to announce details of the new service.

“Hangzhou* has long been in our sights as an important addition to our growing Chinese network served directly from our major Singapore flying hub at Changi,” Ms Chong said.

“Hangzhou* is one of China’s, if not the region’s, most desirable tourism spots and we have no doubt that our low fare offering will inspire more and more new and repeat travellers not only from Singapore but from other parts of the Jetstar network across the Asia Pacific to visit,” she said.

Jetstar future Singapore-Hangzhou (Shanghai)* services will depart Singapore at 6.30 pm each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 22 March 2011*, with a Sunday service introduced from 27 March 2011*. Flight departures from Hangzhou (Shanghai)* are scheduled at 12.35 am.

Jetstar Group Chief Executive Officer Bruce Buchanan said new Jetstar long haul A330 flying from Melbourne to Singapore and future direct Singapore-Auckland* two-class services from 17 March 2011, will further support those travellers using Jetstar growing Asian hub in Singapore to travel to and from Hangzhou (Shanghai)*.

According to the Hangzhou Tourism Board, more than 500,000 Singaporeans visited Hangzhou last year and more than 300,000 Australians.

“As an emerging player in the Chinese market, we hope to play a positive future role in global aviation’s key future travel market. Our future planned Singapore-Hangzhou (Shanghai)* services form part of this strategy to further grow our low fare services to China,” Mr Buchanan said.

“This route will be particularly attractive to travellers from Zhejiang Province planning their travel to Singapore and then beyond to Jetstar’s Asia Pacific network of over 50 destinations. We will be focussing on marketing Singapore both as a hub and as a destination.”

Hangzhou* in the Yangtze River Delta is also situated only 180 kilometres southwest of Shanghai and with high speed train connections taking less than 45 minutes, providing an extra choice for low cost travel from Singapore to greater Shanghai.

Jetsaver Light one way, all inclusive fares will start from SGD198. All Jetstar fares are covered by Jetstar’s Price Beat Guarantee#, whereby Jetstar will beat any competitor by 10 per cent. Conditions apply, for more information on the Jetstar Price Beat Guarantee, visit Jetstar.com.

Schedule from 22 March 2011* (Departure times shown)

  • Singapore – Hangzhou (Shanghai) - 3K 831 Dep 18.30 pm Tues, Thurs, Sat
  • Hangzhou (Shanghai) - Singapore - 3K 832 Dep 00.35 Weds, Fri, Sun

Schedule from 27 March 2011* (Departure times shown)

  • Singapore – Hangzhou (Shanghai) - 3K 831 Dep 18.30 pm Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sun
  • Hangzhou (Shanghai) - Singapore - 3K 832 Dep 00.35 Mon, Weds, Fri, Sat
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.