Jetstar Asia will take over operations of its sister carrier, Valuair, from 26 October 2014.
Valuair was initially launched in 2004, but merged with Jetstar Asia a year later. It now only operates from Singapore to four destinations in Indonesia – Jakarta, Bali, Medan and Surabaya.
But the Indonesian government’s recent decision to lift restrictions on foreign low-cost carriers means that Jetstar Asia will finally be able to launch flights to the country. As such, it will now take over Valuair’s four remaining routes.
These services will continue unchanged, except for the fact they will be operated Jetstar Asia’s ‘3K’ code rather than Valuair’s ‘VF’ code.
“It’s business as usual for our flights between Singapore and Indonesia,” said Jetstar Asia’s CEO, Barathan Pasupathi.
“Operating under the one brand with one airline code, will further streamline and simplify customer communications particularly for our growing number of Indonesia passengers travelling with us through Singapore to one of the other 18 Jetstar Asia destinations.”
Following Jetstar Asia’s takeover of the Indonesian routes, Valuair will cease to operate, marking the end of the airline’s 10-year existence.