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Jetstar launches Singapore - Shantou Flights

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Jetstar has launched flights between Singapore and Shantou Waisha Airport in Chinaís Guangdong Province. Jetstar will operate the new route as a three times weekly A320 return service.

Shantou is Jetstar Asiaís 20th destination and second mainland China service, following the commencement of direct Singapore-Haikou flights (4 times weekly) in the Hainan Province on 16 December 2009.

Jetstar also operates daily Chinese services from Singapore to Hong Kong, Taipei and Macau with all its operations conducted from Terminal One at Singapore Changi Airport.

Jetstar Asia and Valuair CEO Ms Chong Phit Lian said, ďOur latest low fare services, representing Jetstarís 2nd mainland Chinese market, will provide an unprecedented direct flight link for Teochew descendents now based or living in Singapore and the Guangdong Province as well as a convenient low fare flight offering for leisure and business travelers.Ē

Ms Chong was joined on Jetstarís inaugural Singapore-Shantou service by members of Singaporeís Teochew Association along with one lucky couple who were married on board the flight before it started its journey to Shantou.

Rachel Chan and Alvin Lim, both intrepid travelers, exchanged vows in the presence of a Justice of the Peace on board Flight 3K 823, in front of some family members and all inaugural flight passengers.

Jetstarís Jetsaver Light one way web fares from Singapore to Shantou start from Sin$208.

Jetstarís Singapore-Shantou schedule will operate each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday between 1 February Ė 11 March 2010 before reverting from 13 March 2010 with departures each Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.

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