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Jetstar Asia continues fleet growth and boosts capacity

September 5, 2013 Aviation No Comments Email Email

Jetstar Asia has announced an additional 18 weekly services resulting in 17,200 seats on flights each month from Singapore to popular destinations in Cambodia, Indonesia and China with the addition of two new aircraft to its fleet.

From the 27 October the schedule will include:

·         The addition of two flights per week from Singapore to Bali* making a daily service

·         The launch of three direct services from Singapore to Phnom Penh HotelStylish250x250

·         The addition of one weekly flight from Singapore to Hangzhou and Shantou respectively

·         An additional four flights per week from Singapore to Medan*

·         An increase of four weekly services to Jakarta* resulting in 25 weekly services to the Indonesian capital

Jetstar Asia’s CEO Bara Pasupathi said that the new capacity is a result of adding two new Sharklet-equipped A320s to the fleet in Singapore.

“Since 2009, we have been acquiring aircraft at an average rate of two per year. In financial year 2013, Jetstar Asia welcomed six new A320s as part of a fleet renewal exercise,” said Mr Pasupathi.

“This financial year, we will have 19 aircraft with an average fleet of 3.3 years, making our fleet one of the youngest in Singapore.

“The new aircraft will deliver lower costs and an improved onboard experience for our customers headed to popular destinations in Southeast Asia and beyond.

“Our focus on expanding our Southeast Asia network and schedule gives our customers as well as our codeshare and interline passengers, greater choice and access to some of Asia’s most exciting holiday destinations,” said Mr Pasupathi.

Boosting services to popular destinations in Cambodia, Indonesia and China will see Jetstar Asia carry more than four million passengers before the end of 2013.

Mr Bara Pasupathi added “I’m delighted that Bali and Phnom Penh will now have daily flights operating out of Singapore from the end of October.

“Previously, passengers travelling to Phnom Penh would need to transit in Siem Reap. With direct flights to Phnom Penh, there will be more seats available from Singapore and travellers will now be able to enjoy more time exploring their destination,” said Mr Pasupathi.

Mr Pasupathi added that the airline will enhance flights to existing destinations and fly to new destinations in Asia in the near future.

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