Jetstar will significantly increase its capacity to key and emerging markets across its Southeast Asian network with the arrival of the 17th A320 aircraft to the Jetstar Asia business.
The carrier will add 70,000 extra seats to its monthly schedule from 28 October, boosting capacity on services from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Phuket and Yangon.
Jetstar Asia CEO Bara Pasupathi said the new capacity was focussed on existing routes and creating better access to some of the most popular destinations in the region.
“We are seeing an increasing number of our Malaysian customers onto low fare Jetstar Group services to destinations like Melbourne and Auckland,” he said.
“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.” Jetstar will operate up to 61 weekly return services between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur in the new schedule providing customers with more timely connections on popular services through Singapore to Manila, Perth and Taipei.
The carrier’s four-time weekly service direct service to Yangon will gradually increase to a daily offering by December.
“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,” Mr Pasupathi said.