Changi Airport Group (CAG) and Jetstar have
signed an agreement that will see Jetstar continue to make
Singapore Changi Airport its largest air hub in Asia for both
short and long haul operations. As part of the deal, Jetstar will
operate its highest number of services and base its largest number
of A320-family aircraft in Asia at Changi. It has also committed
to introduce long haul services using wide body aircraft out of
Under the three-year agreement, the Jetstar
Group Ė which includes Jetstar in Australia and Jetstar Asia /
Valuair based in Singapore Ė is committed to increase existing
flight frequencies and offer more destinations from Singapore.
Jetstarís projected growth at Changi will
include additional A320-family narrow body services and, for the
first time, wide-body A330-200 medium and long haul flights to and
from destinations in Asia and beyond. Jetstar also aims to grow
the percentage of transit and transfer traffic through Changi
among its passengers.
CAG will support Jetstarís continued growth at
Changi Airport with various incentives under the Changi Airport
Growth Initiative which was introduced on 1 January 2010.
The incentives will enable Jetstar to lower its
cost of operations at Changi. It will also receive additional
incentives for launching services to cities not currently
connected to Changi.
As a partner, CAG has said it will work more closely with Jetstar
to explore route opportunities to grow its traffic out of Changi.
CAG will also support Jetstarís operational needs, such as to
improve its ground operations and to enhance the airport
experience of its passengers, for example by introducing an early
check-in option for Jetstar passengers travelling on the same day.
Jetstar Chief Executive Officer Mr Bruce
Buchanan said, ďThe clear operational advantages of Singapore
as a hub and primary access point into Asia are clear and can now
be further built upon as a result of this agreement.Ē
Jetstar operates 408 flights each week to and from Changi,
offering its passengers a varied menu of 23 destinations. Its
future planned growth is supported by fleet expansion plans to
beyond 100 aircraft by 2014/15.
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