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Jetstar to launch Singapore - Melbourne / Auckland Flights

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Jetstar is to launch long-haul two-class A330-200 services from Changi Airport in Singapore direct to Melbourne and Auckland.

Subject to regulatory approvals the airline is planning to launch daily direct Singapore - Melbourne return flights from 16 December 2010, and daily direct Singapore - Auckland return services from 17 March 2011.

Jetstar Chief Executive Officer Bruce Buchanan said by building this new long haul flying through Singapore, Jetstars 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.

Jetstars partnership in growth with Singapore Changi Airport will in the future support up to 420 weekly return future services to 23 destinations directly beyond Singapore.

Jetstar will employ up to 200 new aviation jobs across its growing pan Asian network including Pilots, Cabin Crew, Engineers and Airport Customer Service staff through this growth.

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