Showing posts with label Jetstar Asia. Show all posts
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03 January, 2024

Jetstar Asia starts Singapore to Wuxi service

Jetstar first took to the skies in 2004 and has since flown more than 350 million customers across an extensive international and domestic network. The Jetstar Group is made up of Jetstar Airways (subsidiary of the Qantas Group) in Australia and New Zealand, Jetstar Asia in Singapore, and Jetstar Japan in Japan. A leading low-fares airline, Jetstar is committed to offering everyday low fares to enable more people to fly to more places, more often.
Jetstar Asia has launched a new flight between Singapore and Wuxi, with the first service taking off on 28th December making it the carrier’s second direct route to mainland China.

The flight to Wuxi’s Sunan Shuofang International Airport makes Jetstar Asia the only airline to fly from Singapore to the historically, culturally, and commercially important city in China’s southern Jiangsu province.

Operated by Jetstar’s expanding fleet of Airbus A320s, the service will commence with two weekly return flights before increasing to four weekly services from 15 January 2024 to meet growing demand, with the airline offering more than 70,000 low fare seats between the two destinations, Wuxi and Singapore, each year.

Jetstar Asia CEO, Barathan Pasupathi said “This year has seen us increase our fleet, expand our network and grow our Jetstar family, so launching a brand-new route to such an important destination is a fitting way to end the year. China is a critical market for Jetstar and our customers, so it’s great to start flying to Wuxi, our second Chinese port following the successful launch of flights to Haikou early this year.

We’ve seen strong demand for this route since we announced it in October, especially as borders are open and COVID travel restrictions have been removed.

Our low fares will ensure our customers in China and Singapore can enjoy seamless and affordable connectivity between these two cities, bridging access to the Yangtze River Delta region. This will not only enhance travel experiences for business and tourism, but also enable families and friends to reconnect.”

09 October, 2023

Jetstar Asia announces second China route, Singapore to Wuxi

Jetstar Asia to become only airline to fly direct from Singapore to Wuxi, China

Flights commence on 28 December 2023 with two weekly return services, increasing to four weekly services in the new year

                                                   Jetstar Asia has announced a new direct service between Singapore’s Changi Airport and Wuxi’s Sunan Shuofang International Airport, launching on 28 December 2023, just in time for the new year peak.

The only airline to operate this direct service, the Singapore low-cost airline is expecting to fly more than 70,000 customers each year between the two destinations, initially operating two weekly return services on the Airbus A320, increasing to four weekly services from 15 January 2024.

Wuxi is located in the southern Jiangsu province, just over 100 kilometres from Shanghai and sits on the banks of Taihu, one of China's largest freshwater lakes. A historically and culturally prominent city, Wuxi is also an economic centre and export hub.

Jetstar Asia CEO, Barathan Pasupathi said he was pleased to announce a second China destination, with Wuxi promising to be another popular city in Jetstar Asia’s growing network.

“Since China reopened their borders and entry requirements for foreign visitors returned to what they were pre-COVID, we’re seeing strong interest for services to key Chinese ports as well as increasing demand for services from China to Singapore,” Mr. Barathan said.

“China is an important market and following the successful launch of our services to Haikou earlier this year, we’re excited to add another Chinese city to our growing list of destinations and believe Wuxi has the right dynamics to be a successful route.

“There is so much to see and do in Wuxi and the surrounding region, and in return our Chinese customers will enjoy direct low-cost flights to Singapore as well as access to our expanding network of incredible Southeast Asian countries.

“With the help of our incredible low fares, we’re looking forward to boosting two-way travel between these cities to enhance travel and tourism and to enable family and friends to reunite in time to welcome the New Year and celebrate the Year of the Dragon together.”

To celebrate the launch of this new direct service, Jetstar Asia will launch special one-way fares from Singapore to Wuxi for travel between January and May 2024 from just SG$178#, available on from 10:00 (SGT) 10 October until 23:59 (SGT) on 16 October 2023.

Club Jetstar members will have access to even cheaper fares, starting from just SG$168# with travellers able to sign up to become a Club Jetstar member at when making a booking.

Flight schedule*

From 28 December 2023 to 14 January 2024 

Flight # Frequency From To Depart Arrive 


Mon, Thu






Mon, Thu





From 15 January 2024 

Flight #FrequencyFromToDepartArrive


Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat






Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat





# Sale fares are available on from 10am (SGT) on Tuesday 10 October 2023 until 11:59pm (SGT) on Monday 16 October, unless sold out prior, for travel between 1 - 25 January 2024, 20 February - 26 March 2024, 9 April - 4 May 2024 and 7 - 21 May 2024. T&Cs apply.

* Flights commence on 28 December 2023, subject to government and regulatory approval.

17 September, 2023

Jetstar Asia renews training partnership to support growth

As Jetstar Asia prepares to welcome additional aircraft and more than 200 new pilots and cabin crew, the airline has signed a new seven-year training partnership with Aviation Safety & Training (AST) to provide world-class training for the pipeline of new recruits.

As a Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) approved training organisation, AST provides Airbus A320 simulator training to pilots and access to the cabin emergency evacuation trainer (CEET) at the state-of-the-art aviation training centre at Changi Business Park.

Jetstar Asia CEO, Bara Pasupathi, said the agreement ensured the Singapore low-cost airline would have a strong training partner to support their growth plans as they look to increase their fleet, recruit more crew and expand their network.

“Since its inception in 2018, our training partnership with AST has been a strong collaboration, especially as we worked together to address the challenges over the last three years,” Mr. Barathan said.

“This is why we’re so pleased to extend this strong partnership as we look forward to collaborating once again during a period of exciting growth.”

Jetstar Asia COO, Geoffrey Lui, added “AST’s integrated one-stop training facilities and the high standard of training offered means we can confidently and safely ramp up our operations and enhance the proficiencies of our crew.”

AST General Manager, Peter Zhao Shi Shan, thanked Jetstar Asia for engaging AST as its long-term training partner. 

“We’ve enjoyed a special partnership with JSA and their support over the past few years has demonstrated the strength of this relationship,” Mr. Zhao said.

“The cooperation and trust established will enable both companies to build capabilities together for a strong future”.

Jetstar Asia recently confirmed two A320 aircraft will join the fleet by the year’s end, with more than 200 new pilots and cabin crew being recruited to join the airline in the coming months.

Jetstar first took to the skies in 2004 and has since flown more than 350 million customers across an extensive international and domestic network. The Jetstar Group is made up of Jetstar Airways (subsidiary of the Qantas Group) in Australia and New Zealand, Jetstar Asia in Singapore, and Jetstar Japan in Japan. A leading low-fares airline, Jetstar is committed to offering everyday low fares to enable more people to fly to more places, more often. As one of Asia Pacific’s fastest-growing airline brands, Jetstar was voted Best Low-Cost Airline in Asia Pacific in 2021 and was recognized for its excellent flight safety records and services when listed on the "2022 World's Top 10 LCC" released by Airline Ratings.

29 November, 2022

Jetstar Asia signs three major maintenance and services agreements with ST Engineering

Jetstar Asia has announced a new three-year line and base maintenance service agreement and a multi-year component repair service agreement with ST Engineering to support Jetstar Asia’s fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft. 

ST Engineering has been providing line and base maintenance and engineering support to Singapore-based low-cost carrier, Jetstar Asia since 2013. Moving forward, line and base maintenance will now be complemented by ST Engineering’s component repair service. 

Under the component repair services agreement, ST Engineering will provide Jetstar Asia with comprehensive repair management services through its in-house component repair and overhaul facilities and global repair network. 
Jetstar Asia’s Head of Engineering, Mr Ang Chee Keong said Jetstar Asia was delighted to renew the new line maintenance services agreement with ST Engineering and was confident the new component repair services agreement would further strengthen the long-standing relationship. 

14 April, 2022

Da Nang return for JetStar Asia

The budget carrier of Qantas, JetStar Asia has returned to Da Nang from its Singapore base after a gap of two years the airline confirmed.  With two-way quarantine-free travel now available between the two cities, Jetstar Asia will operate two weekly services to the beautiful coastal city to meet the growing demand for travellers. 

Jetstar Asia CEO, Bara Pasupathi said the airline was excited to expand the Jetstar Asia network in Vietnam, "Da Nang has always been a key destination for our customers, not only for its beautiful sandy beaches, charming towns and incredible food but as one of the country’s largest cities, it is also an important destination for business travel.  As border measures continue to be relaxed, it’s great to be able to offer convenient international travel once again and we expect to see customer confidence and demand recover quickly."

Director of Da Nang Tourism Promotion Center, Ms Nguyen Thi Hoai An, said "Singapore is one of the important flight hubs to connect Da Nang to the rest of the world, facilitate oversea travellers to come to Da Nang and open avenues for business exchange.  We hope that international tourism in Da Nang will soon bounce back along with the proliferation of international flights. As important partners, we will join hands to promote Jetstar's flights and contribute to aviation and tourism recovery".

The new service departs Singapore at 18:55 and arrives in Da Nang at 20:35, while the return flight departs at 21:15 and arrives in Singapore at 01:00 the next morning.


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19 March, 2022

Jetstar Asia to operate Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flights to Singapore from Penang, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City, and Denpasar.

Jetstar Asia has received approval to operate Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flights to Singapore from Penang, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City, and Denpasar, expanding Jetstar’s VTL services to 13 destinations.

The new VTL services are on sale now and offer more opportunities for fully vaccinated customers to enjoy quarantine-free travel across the region and to incredible leisure destinations.

With Vietnam, Malaysia and Bali now allowing quarantine-free entry for vaccinated travellers, customers can now enjoy two-way quarantine-free travel from Singapore to these exciting destinations.

Jetstar Asia’s CEO, Bara Pasupathi, said this was yet another exciting step forward as Singapore continues to reopen and make international travel more accessible.

“With the gradual and safe easing of quarantine requirements, combined with replacing PCR tests with the less-costly ART, we are slowly removing the barriers to international travel, which in turn is helping restore consumer confidence,” Mr Pasupathi said.

“We know our customers have missed travelling to their favourite destinations over the last two years, not only for leisure and business, but importantly to reconnect with family and friends.

“We’re confident the safe relaxation of border measures, combined with our incredible low fares, will ensure international travel will once again be back on our customers’ radars.”

New Vaccinated Travel Lane Services:

RouteVTL commencesFlight NumberFrequency
Denpasar to Singapore27 March 20223K242Up to 3 services a week
Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore27 March 20223K556Up to 5 services a week
Penang to Singapore29 March 20223K676 / 3K678Up to 3 services a week 
Singapore to Penang29 March 20223K675 / 3K677Up to 3 services a week 
Da Nang to Singapore10 April 20223K542Up to 2 services a week

Full list below......

22 February, 2022

Jetstar Asia Expands VTL Services

Phuket, Clark, Manila, and Perth to Singapore will be designated VTL flights, offering more opportunities for fully vaccinated customers to enjoy quarantine-free travel. 

Jetstar Asia’s Phuket to Singapore VTL service will commence operation from 2 March with up to four services a week, followed by the introduction of six weekly VTL services from Clark and seven weekly VTL services from Manila from 4 March. 

Following the recent announcement that Western Australia will reopen its international borders from 3 March, Jetstar Asia will relaunch services from Singapore to Perth from 11 March, with up to four weekly services where the return flight to Singapore will be a designated VTL service. 

New Vaccinated Travel Lane Services: 

Route                         Flight Number                          Frequency 

RouteFlight NumberFrequency
HKT – SIN3K536, 3K538Up to four services a week
CRK – SIN3K774, 3K776, 3K780Up to six services a week
MNL – SIN3K762, 3K766Up to seven services a week
PER – SIN3K134, 3K132*Up to four services a week

Jetstar Asia’s CEO, Bara Pasupathi, said this was a welcome announcement, adding to the strong momentum of Jetstar Asia’s recovery. 
“It’s great to offer our customers more opportunities for quarantine-free travel to incredible destinations, something they’ve missed so much over the past two years,” Mr. Pasupathi said. 

“Key Southeast Asian cities, such as Clark and Manila, are such critical links in our expanding network, while Phuket and Perth are incredible leisure destinations, offering customers the opportunity to take a much-deserved break. 

23 November, 2021

Jetstar Asia to operate vaccinated travel lane services between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore

Jetstar has received approval to operate Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) services between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, helping restore one of the world’s busiest international air links. Starting on 29 November, seven of Jetstar Asia’s 15 weekly return services between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore will be designated VTL flights, enabling fully vaccinated customers to enter Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, quarantine-free. 

Jetstar Asia’s Head of Commercial and RGM SEA, Woo Wai Keong, said the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore route was always a critical link between two of Southeast Asia’s leading cities.

“It is wonderful to be able to offer customers travelling between Malaysia and Singapore a quarantine-free travel option, and play a part bringing families, friends and colleagues back together again for the first time in nearly two years.” Mr. Woo said.

In line with Malaysia and Singapore Government requirements, only fully vaccinated passengers (exemptions apply to passengers 12 years and below) who meet all the necessary VTL conditions can travel on designated VTL flights between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

Customers who book a Jetstar Asia (3K) flight on before 31 December 2021 for travel before 30 June 2023, will be given one ‘fee free’ date change as part of Jetstar’s Fly Flexible policy*.

Jetstar’s Fly Well safety measures offer an added layer of protection and demonstrate our commitment to keeping our people and our customers safe.

Schedule from week commencing 29 November 2021:

Flight number



Schedule time


VTL services#






07:15am - 08:25am 09:05am - 10:15am

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18 November, 2021

New route between Singapore and Perth for Jetstar Asia

Jetstar Asia has announced plans to relaunch services between Singapore and Perth from 12 February 2022, when two-way quarantine-free travel is expected to be available to travellers.

Jetstar Asia will operate four weekly services to the Western Australian capital, pending Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) approval for the route, to meet the pent-up demand for travellers wanting to return to this popular Australian destination.

Pre-pandemic, Singapore travellers^ made up the largest group of visitors to Perth and with thousands of Singaporeans calling Western Australia home, the route is expected to be as popular as ever.

Jetstar Asia’s Head of Commercial, Clive Ashmore Butler, said it was exciting to add another Australian destination back to the Jetstar network direct from Singapore.

“Perth has always been an incredibly popular destination for Singaporeans, one that they would return to time and again,” Mr. Ashmore Butler said.

“Western Australia offers stunning beaches, wineries and restaurants, not to mention easy access to incredible places such as Margaret River and Ningaloo, but with many Singaporeans living in Perth it importantly enables family and friends to reconnect, some for the first time in two years.

10 November, 2021

Jetstar receives vaccinated travel lane approval

Jetstar receives vaccinated travel lane approval

Jetstar has received approval to operate designated Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) services from Melbourne and Darwin to Singapore, starting in December.

Jetstar Airways flights between Melbourne and Singapore will commence from 19 December, offering two-way quarantine-free travel for fully vaccinated Singaporeans, Australians and Australian Permanent Residents.

To celebrate the expansion of Singapore’s VTL scheme to Australia, Jetstar has launched Singapore to Melbourne fares starting as low as SG$168 one way.

In addition, three weekly services from Darwin to Singapore, operated by Jetstar Asia, will commence on 20 December, marking the resumption of Jetstar Asia’s direct link to Australia’s “Top End”.

Singapore to Darwin fares of SG$138 one-way are now available for travel from late January 2022, when quarantine-free travel into the Northern Territory is expected to resume.

Customers outside Singapore wanting to travel to Australia can now connect to Darwin and Melbourne via Singapore’s Changi Airport from services operated by Jetstar’s global network of codeshare and interline partners as well as from across Jetstar Asia’s Southeast Asian network, such as Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, and Manila.

29 September, 2021

Jetstar Asia getting ready to resume services between Singapore and Darwin

Jetstar Asia has announced plans to resume its Singapore to Darwin services as early as mid-December 2021, when a travel corridor between Singapore and Australia is expected to open.

The popular route was first launched in 2008, with the airline flying more than 1.2 million visitors between the two cities during that time.

Jetstar Asia CEO, Bara Pasupathi, said after a two-year suspension, it was exciting to start preparation for Jetstar Asia’s return to Australia, starting with Darwin and with additional Australian routes planned for 2022.

“With Singapore’s strong vaccination rate and Australia on track to see 80 per cent of the population vaccinated by the end of the year, we’re starting to plan the restart of our international flights between these COVID-safe destinations,” Mr. Pasupathi said.

“We will remain flexible, but based on the pace of the vaccine rollout, we want to make sure we’re ready to reconnect family and friends and provide our customers with more exciting destinations, such as the ever popular Top-End, as soon as possible.

06 September, 2021

Phuket re-joins route network for Jetstar Asia.....

Jetstar Asia has restarted flights to the popular leisure destination Phuket, with the first flight taking off on Friday 3rd September.   The airline confirmed it has restarted the route with flights on Fridays and Sundays, with the possibility of adding more flights depending upon demand.

The route is part of the Thai Government’s ‘sandbox scheme’, where travellers fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are able to visit Phuket without the need to quarantine.

Clive Ashmore Butler, Head of Commercial said it was great to resume services to the stunning Thai island, with the launch representing an important milestone in the rebuilding of Jetstar Asia’s network. "As we see border restrictions start to ease, it is fantastic to be able to take advantage of important initiatives like the Phuket sandbox scheme and to play a pivotal role in rebuilding the tourism industry across the region -  We know low fares travel will drive the aviation industry’s recovery and as a leading low-cost carrier we are committed to seeking opportunities that allow us to provide our customers with more options to reconnect with families and friends or simply to take a much-needed holiday."

Patsalin Swetarat, Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand Singapore Office also believes in helping boost the confidence of the travelling public.  "We are pleased to share that up to 70 percent of the tourism workforce has been fully vaccinated and Phuket hotels, restaurants and tourism services, who are ‘SHA Plus’, have been certified as COVID-safe as well.  As we welcome Jetstar Asia and their passengers back to Phuket, the launch is timely as we introduce the ‘Phuket Sandbox 7+7 Extension’ program where fully vaccinated travellers can reduce the mandatory stay in Phuket to only 7 days instead of 14. The remaining 7 nights can be spent in Ko Phi Phi, Ko Ngai or Railay in Krabi, Khao Lak or Ko Yao in Phang-Nga, or Ko Samui, Ko Pha-ngan or Ko Tao in Surat Thani."

The Jetstar Group was recently named Asia Pacific’s best low-cost airline in 2021 and Jetstar Asia currently flies to ten key destinations in Southeast Asia.

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