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Jetstar launches Singapore-Beijing route

25 Nov 2011

Jetstar has become the first low-cost carrier to connect Singapore and Beijing. 

The daily service was announced in July (see story here) and commenced on November 24. 

The flight, operated by the Airbus A330, is an extension of the Melbourne-Singapore return service. Passengers on the inaugural flight enjoyed economy starter tickets for as low as S$98 (US$75).

Two weeks ago, Jetstar introduced iPads for rent on selected domestic, long-haul and short-haul flights longer than two hours (see story here). While the iPad is currently unavailable on the Singapore-Beijing route, a spokesperson from Jetstar confirmed that the company plans to bring the tablet to this flight sometime in 2012. 

A one-way ticket between Singapore and Beijing starts from S$248 (US$189) for economy class, and from S$598 (US$456) for business class.

“Numbers of Australian visitors to China are showing double-digit growth this year, and this route encourages people travelling to Beijing to see what Singapore has to offer as well,” said Jetstar’s Australia and New Zealand chief executive David Hall. 

Flight schedules for the daily services are as follows:

Melbourne-Beijing (via Singapore):

Route

Flight No.

Time

Melbourne – Singapore

JQ7

12:00 – 16:50

Singapore – Beijing

JQ7      

18:35 – 00:50 (+1)

Beijing – Melbourne (via Singapore):

Route

Flight No.

Time

Beijing – Singapore

JQ8

02:50 – 09:30

Singapore – Melbourne

JQ8

20:50 – 06:55 (+1)

For more information, visit www.jetstar.com 

Tiffany Sandrasageran 

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