Jetstar today announced the launch of
daily Melbourne to Singapore flights with their new 2 class Airbus A330-200.
In addition to this announcement
Jetstar also announced that from 17 March 2011 it planned to operate daily
direct flights between Singapore and Auckland New Zealand.
The full media release from Jetstar can
be read below:
Jetstar launches long haul low fare flying in Singapore with new A330 Melbourne-Singapore*
One-way fare special Melbourne-Singapore* A$99# at Jetstar.com
Lowest fare ever offered on this market
Jetstar has launched Singapore’s first long haul low fare airline
offering two-class A330-200* daily direct services between Melbourne and Singapore.
In operating its next two wide body A330s from its major Asian hub in
Singapore, the low fares leader will start a daily direct Singapore*-Melbourne
return service from 16 December 2010.
From 17 March 2011 Jetstar will start daily direct Singapore –
Auckland* return services with flights to soon go on commercial sale. To be
part of this future exclusive JetMail
launch sale for this market sign-up now at Jetstar.com.
Both new A330 routes form part of Jetstar’s ever expanding pan Asian
network, provide first time value based long haul flying in Singapore and Auckland.
It grows the Qantas Group’s presence in these markets and these services
will offer a Qantas code share and connectivity to Jetstar and Qantas flights through
Jetstar makes a commitment to always offer the
lowest fares and now has available a range of special launch fares and holiday
packages that will make air travel on these important markets more accessible
and affordable for everyone. All Jetstar fares and Jetstar Holidays packages
are covered by the Jetstar Price Beat Guarantee# whereby Jetstar will beat any
competitor by 10 per cent. (#Conditions Apply).
Melbourne-Singapore* special sale fares (JetSaver Light) will be available
TODAY (9 June 2010) between 5pm and 7pm (Aust AEST) from A$99# one way at Jetstar.com
for a strictly limited time unless seats sell out prior.
Additional launch one way sale fares (JetSaver
Light) on the Melbourne-Singapore* route will be available TOMORROW (10
June 2010) between 5am and 5pm from A$249# at Jetstar.com. (#Terms and
Conditions apply, see Jetstar.com).
Passengers travelling from Melbourne can also connect via the airline’s
Singapore hub at Changi Airport across Jetstar’s growing pan Asia network, with
one-way JetSaver Light sale fares
available from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur from A$254, Phuket from A$289,
Macau from A$329 and Jakarta from A$299 at Jetstar.com**.(**Terms
& conditions apply).
Jetstar Chief Executive Officer Bruce Buchanan said by building this new long haul flying
through Singapore, Jetstar’s three largest operations in Australia, Singapore
and New Zealand would be connected offering customers an array of new
affordable travel options.
“Connecting our three largest
operations in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore strengthens each of these
businesses and builds a solid foundation for future growth beyond Singapore to
North Asia and Europe,” Mr
Following this announcement Jetstar will serve 12 long haul destinations
and almost 60 destinations in total across its expanding pan Asian network.
Its long haul services offer flyers greater choice including its
international business class, StarClass,
modern fleet, comfortable all leather seating and a range of meals and
Mr Buchanan was joined by Jetstar Asia & Valuair CEO Ms Chong Phit
Lian at today’s announcement held in Singapore.
Ms Chong said Jetstar continued to spread its wings out of Singapore
with this aviation first and would better link, through low fares, destinations
into Asia and beyond for all our partners.
Welcoming the announcement Melbourne
Airport’s CEO Chris Woodruff said: “This is fantastic news for travellers.
These daily services will enable people travelling on the extensive
Jetstar network in Asia to get here very easily from any one of their multiple
“These extra flights will mean more
seats at affordable prices and, of course, more flexibility to fly to and from
Victoria though this international hub,” Mr
Tourism Victoria CEO Greg Hywood said: “The State Government continues to work with
Jetstar and other key airlines to generate more inbound tourists for Victoria
and these new flights which will further enhance our connectivity with travel
networks throughout Asia.
“Victoria’s tourism industry is
worth $15.8 billion to the State’s economy, and it is through the commitment of
key airlines like Jetstar that we can draw new and return visitors to the State.”
Jetstar’s new Melbourne-Singapore* A330 daily service will offer
attractive fares and through connections from Changi Airport onto other Jetstar
markets in Asia including Phuket and Bangkok (Thailand), Denpasar and Jakarta
(Indonesia), Kuala Lumpur and Penang (Malaysia), Hong Kong and Macau (China)
and Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam).
Additionally a number of return connections to Australia ex Melbourne
will include Sydney, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart and Launceston and
Jetstar’s New Zealand ports of Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington and