Melbourne,
09
June
2010
|
04:00
Australia/Melbourne

Jetstar launches long haul low fare flying in Singapore with new A330 Melbourne-Singapore daily ser

  • One-way fare special Melbourne-Singapore* A$99# at Jetstar.com
  • Lowest fare ever offered on this market

Jetstar has launched Singapore’s first long haul low fare airline offering two-class A330-200* daily direct services between Melbourne and Singapore.

In operating its next two wide body A330s from its major Asian hub in Singapore, the low fares leader will start a daily direct Singapore*-Melbourne return service from 16 December 2010.

From 17 March 2011 Jetstar will start daily direct Singapore - Auckland* return services with flights to soon go on commercial sale. To be part of this future exclusive JetMail launch sale for this market sign-up now at Jetstar.com.

Both new A330 routes form part of Jetstar’s ever expanding pan Asian network, provide first time value based long haul flying in Singapore and Auckland.

It grows the Qantas Group’s presence in these markets and these services will offer a Qantas code share and connectivity to Jetstar and Qantas flights through Singapore.

Jetstar makes a commitment to always offer the lowest fares and now has available a range of special launch fares and holiday packages that will make air travel on these important markets more accessible and affordable for everyone. All Jetstar fares and Jetstar Holidays packages are covered by the Jetstar Price Beat Guarantee# whereby Jetstar will beat any competitor by 10 per cent. (#Conditions Apply).

Melbourne-Singapore* special sale fares (JetSaver Light) will be available TODAY (9 June 2010) between 5pm and 7pm (Aust AEST) from A$99# one way at Jetstar.com for a strictly limited time unless seats sell out prior.

Additional launch one way sale fares (JetSaver Light) on the Melbourne-Singapore* route will be available TOMORROW (10 June 2010) between 5am and 5pm from A$249# at Jetstar.com. (#Terms and Conditions apply, see Jetstar.com).

Passengers travelling from Melbourne can also connect via the airline’s Singapore hub at Changi Airport across Jetstar’s growing pan Asia network, with one-way JetSaver Light sale fares available from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur from A$254, Phuket from A$289, Macau from A$329 and Jakarta from A$299 at Jetstar.com**.(**Terms & conditions apply).

Jetstar Chief Executive Officer Bruce Buchanan said by building this new long haul flying through Singapore, Jetstar’s three largest operations in Australia, Singapore and New Zealand would be connected offering customers an array of new affordable travel options.

“Connecting our three largest operations in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore strengthens each of these businesses and builds a solid foundation for future growth beyond Singapore to North Asia and Europe,” Mr Buchanan said.

Following this announcement Jetstar will serve 12 long haul destinations and almost 60 destinations in total across its expanding pan Asian network.

Its long haul services offer flyers greater choice including its international business class, StarClass, modern fleet, comfortable all leather seating and a range of meals and in-flight entertainment.

Mr Buchanan was joined by Jetstar Asia & Valuair CEO Ms Chong Phit Lian at today’s announcement held in Singapore.

Ms Chong said Jetstar continued to spread its wings out of Singapore with this aviation first and would better link, through low fares, destinations into Asia and beyond for all our partners.

Welcoming the announcement Melbourne Airport’s CEO Chris Woodruff said: “This is fantastic news for travellers. These daily services will enable people travelling on the extensive Jetstar network in Asia to get here very easily from any one of their multiple Asian destinations.

“These extra flights will mean more seats at affordable prices and, of course, more flexibility to fly to and from Victoria though this international hub,” Mr Woodruff said.

Tourism Victoria CEO Greg Hywood said: “The State Government continues to work with Jetstar and other key airlines to generate more inbound tourists for Victoria and these new flights which will further enhance our connectivity with travel networks throughout Asia.

"Victoria's tourism industry is worth $15.8 billion to the State's economy, and it is through the commitment of key airlines like Jetstar that we can draw new and return visitors to the State.”

Jetstar’s new Melbourne-Singapore* A330 daily service will offer attractive fares and through connections from Changi Airport onto other Jetstar markets in Asia including Phuket and Bangkok (Thailand), Denpasar and Jakarta (Indonesia), Kuala Lumpur and Penang (Malaysia), Hong Kong and Macau (China) and Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam).

Additionally a number of return connections to Australia ex Melbourne will include Sydney, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart and Launceston and Jetstar’s New Zealand ports of Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington and Queenstown.

* Subject to regulatory approval # Conditions apply

Jetstar’s Singapore A330 flight schedule (Departure / Arrival times shown)

Commencing 16 December 2010

  • Melbourne-Singapore* - JQ 7 12.00 – 16.50
  • Singapore*-Melbourne - JQ 8 21.00 – 07.15 (+1)

Commencing 17 March 2011 Commencing 18 March 2011

  • Singapore - Auckland* - 3K 401 19.50 – 11.00 (+1)
  • Auckland*- Singapore - 3K 402 12.20 – 18.00
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.