Jetstar to boost Asian flights with new aircraft

Jetstar has received its 17th A320
Jetstar has received its 17th A320

Jetstar Asia has taken delivery of its 17th Airbus A320 aircraft, which it plans to use on routes to key cities in Southeast Asia.

The Singapore-based low-cost carrier said the addition of the new single-aisle jet would enable it to boost capacity on routes to Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Phuket and Yangon.

Jetstar will operate up to 61 weekly return services between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur from the onset of its winter schedules on 28 October, while the carrier’s four weekly services to Yangon will gradually increase to a daily offering by December. It will also increase services to its Thai destinations of Phuket and Bangkok with up to 44 weekly return services.

“Adding an extra 36 weekly services from Kuala Lumpur into our hub in Singapore allows us to offer travellers more options for hassle free connections,” said Jetstar Asia’s CEO, Bara Pasupathi. “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.”

Jetstar currently flies to 60 destinations across 17 countries.
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