LONDON – Singapore-based low-cost carrier Jetstar Asia now flies daily to South-East Asia’s popular destinations, Bangkok and Bali.
The low-cost airline now increases flights across the region as air travel is recovering impressively.
Simultaneously, governments across the region are looking to ease travel restrictions, if not scrapping them after all.
Jetsar will operate the Singapore – Bangkok route on a daily basis as of the 1st of July 2022. As of the time of writing, Jet Star currently operates double flights per week.
This gives Thais and Singaporeans alike more options to travel between the two exciting cities. Bangkok is one of South East Asia’s most visited destinations, if not the world.
Significantly, the airline is ramping up services between Singapore and Bali (Denpasar) as of today (13th June).
This means that the airline will now fly daily flights to the popular island destination in Indonesia after previously flying five times per week from the city-state. This gives Singaporean holidaymakers more flexibility when travelling between the two cities.
Jetstar Asia CEO, Bara Pasupathi said it was great to welcome back more customers on board.
“Overseas business trips, international holidays and visiting family and friends abroad are back on our customer’s agenda,” The airline CEO said.
He later added: “Demand for services to key Southeast Asian destinations is picking up and we’re responding by increasing our services and expanding our network to meet this pent-up demand.
“And to support our customers as they return to flying, we are providing additional peace of mind through our Fly Well and Fly Flexible programs as well as introducing this new handy tool on our website, so they have access to the latest travel requirements when booking.
“We know our customers are eager to travel and our low fares combined with our commitment to restoring consumer confidence means we are making international travel accessible once again.”
As travel eases across the region, the airline also announced its collaboration with Sherpa, a third-party technology company pioneering in producing an interactive global map for passengers to explore regarding, numerous covid entry restrictions per country.
This will help customers as this will provide them with the most up-to-date COVID-related travel policies. The interactive map is colour coded, and user-friendly, to best inform every traveller on the travel policies of their destinations.
Singapore and Thailand are one of Asia’s ‘first-movers advantage countries’ in terms of border re-opening. Singapore trialled a border re-opening scheme last year with their VTL (Vaccinated Travel Lane) programmes with positive responses.
Thailand’s scheme of ‘Phuket Sandbox’ received many positive outcomes.
Stories like these are a positive indicator, that demand for travelling is harking back from its dark ages of 2020 until early 2022.
The low-cost carrier is confident that demand will keep growing as time flies, while also considering safety and hygienic measure for its passengers.