Jetstar is to significantly increase its
capacity to key and emerging markets across its Southeast Asian
network with the arrival of the 17th A320 aircraft to the Jetstar
The airline will add 70,000 extra seats to its
monthly schedule from 28 October, boosting capacity on services
from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Phuket and Yangon.
Jetstar Asia CEO Bara Pasupathi said the new
capacity was focussed on existing routes and creating better
access to some of the most popular destinations in the region.
“We are seeing an increasing number of our
Malaysian customers onto low fare Jetstar Group services to
destinations like Melbourne and Auckland,” he said. “Adding an
extra 36 weekly services from Kuala Lumpur into our hub in
Singapore allows us to offer travellers more options for hassle
Jetstar will operate up to 61 weekly return
services between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur in the new schedule
providing customers with more timely connections on popular
services through Singapore to Manila, Perth and Taipei.
The carrier’s four-time weekly service direct
service to Yangon will gradually increase to a daily offering by
“As the only low fares airline operating to
Myanmar from Singapore, it is exciting to be able to provide more
access to a destination emerging as one of most intriguing in the
region,” Mr Pasupathi added.
Jetstar will also increase services to the
popular destinations of Phuket and Bangkok with up to 44 weekly
return services to Thailand.
Jetstar, which flies to 60 destinations across
17 countries, is one of the fastest growing low cost airlines in
the Asia Pacific region. Jetstar Asia’s latest capacity increase
follows capacity growth of 38% last financial year.
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