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Jetstar increasing Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand services

13 Sep 2012

Jetstar Airways, the low-cost subsidiary of Qantas, is increasing its capacity to Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand, creating an extra 70,000 seats on these flights each month due to high demand. 

“Our affordable low fares and improved schedule are very attractive to both business and leisure travellers,” said Jetstar Asia CEO Bara Pasupathi. “More companies have also switched to Jetstar for their corporate travelling needs to save on travelling costs.”

From October 28, the airline will add 36 weekly services between Kuala Lumpur and its hub in Singapore, meaning it will now operate up to 61 weekly return services between the two destinations. 

“With the increased in frequencies, Jetstar offers business travellers more flexibility in their schedules to have meetings in the cities or plan for connecting flights,” Pasupathi explained. 

He said that the increased service would also make it easier for passengers to use Singapore as hub to connect to other Asian destinations, something that the airline is seeing more demand for. 

“We are seeing an increasing number of our Malaysian customers connecting on to 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 also gradually increase its four-times weekly service between Singapore and Yangon to daily by December 25. 

“As the only low-fare 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,” Pasupathi said.

The airline follows a range of other carriers who have also boosted their services into Myanmar, including Malaysian Airlines (see story here), Thai AirAsia (see story here), and Singapore Airlines (see story here). 

Alongside this, the airline will add three more services a week to Bangkok, increasing its flights to 24 each week.

For more information, visit www.jetstar.com

Nicholas Olczak

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