Jetstar Asia, the first low fares carrier to operate the Singapore-Yangon service is entering its tenth year of flights to Myanmar.
Since Jetstar Asia’s first commercial flight from Singapore to Yangon in 2005, more than half a million holiday and business travellers have been offered great value, low fares and reliable service.
Jetstar Asia commenced operations with four services a week and has more than doubled its frequency due to increased demand, and today offers ten return services per week.
Jetstar Asia CEO Bara Pasupathi said that the lifting of visa restrictions from several Southeast Asia countries to Myanmar has facilitated travel and Singapore has become the second largest international inbound market for Myanmar.
“Demand for flights between Singapore and Yangon has exceeded our expectations and as Myanmar continues to grow, more travellers from across the region are finding more reasons to explore the country,” he said.
In the last two years, Jetstar Asia has seen a 50 percent increase in the number of travellers from Australia, the US and Europe connecting on Jetstar Asia to Yangon via Singapore.
“Our morning and afternoon flights to Yangon has provided more options for travellers to connect to Yangon and other cities opening up in Myanmar,” Mr Pasupathi added.
Myanmar continues to be a tourist hotspot with close to 3.5 million visitors and tourism revenues doubling to USD1.4 billion in 2014 over 2013.