Jetstar Asia set a first with direct Singapore-Wuxi flights

A Jetstar Asia A320 aircraft taxying.
Jeff Gilbert - (GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2), via Wikimedia Commons

Jetstar Asia has announced a new direct service between Singapore Changi Airport and Wuxi Sunan Shuofang International Airport, launching on 28 December 2023, just in time for the new year peak.

It will become the only carrier providing a direct service from Singapore to Wuxi, China.

Exclusive Service

As the sole airline offering this direct route, Jetstar Asia, Singapore’s premier low-cost carrier, is gearing up to transport over 70,000 passengers annually between these two vibrant cities.

The airline will commence operations with two weekly return flights, utilizing the Airbus A320. This frequency will then increase to four weekly services starting from the 15th of January 2024.

Two Jetstar Asia aircraft parked at the terminal.
Konstantin von Wedelstaedt (GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2), via Wikimedia Commons

Wuxi: Tradition Meets Innovation

Wuxi, located in the southern Jiangsu province of China, is a city steeped in history and culture. Nestled along the shores of Taihu, one of China’s largest freshwater lakes, it boasts not only natural beauty but also a rich heritage.

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As an economic powerhouse and export center, Wuxi offers a unique blend of tradition and modernity.

Barathan Pasupathi, CEO of Jetstar Asia, expressed his enthusiasm about the new route, stating, “We are delighted to introduce our second destination in China, and Wuxi shows great promise as a thriving addition to Jetstar Asia’s rapidly expanding network.”

He continued, “Since China reopened its borders and eased entry requirements for foreign visitors post-COVID, we have witnessed a surge in interest for services to major Chinese cities. There is also a growing demand for travel between China and Singapore.”

“China is a vital market for us, and following the successful launch of our services to Haikou earlier this year, we are excited to add another Chinese gem to our list of destinations. We firmly believe that Wuxi possesses all the right elements to become a highly successful route.”

Wuxi offers a plethora of attractions for travelers. Visitors can immerse themselves in the city’s rich history by exploring ancient temples and traditional gardens.

Additionally, Wuxi’s modern side shines through in its impressive skyline, bustling shopping districts, and thriving culinary scene.

Tourism and Family Connections

Jetstar Asia aims to foster two-way travel between Singapore and Wuxi, enhancing tourism and enabling families and friends to reunite just in time to usher in the New Year and celebrate the Year of the Dragon together.

To celebrate the launch of this exclusive nonstop service, Jetstar Asia will be offering special one-way fares from Singapore to Wuxi for travel between January and May 2024, starting at just SG$178.

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