LONDON – On November 10, Jetstar’s Asia subsidiary announced that they will be increasing flight frequencies across five key destinations throughout their Asian network.
The Five Increases
Last week, Jetstar Asia received the approval for 21 additional weekly slots out of Singapore’s Changi Airport (SIN) to five of its popular destinations across its Asian network. Those destinations are, Bangkok in Thailand, Bali (Denpasar) in Indonesia, Penang in Malaysia, Phnom Penh in Cambodia and Phuket in Thailand.
Their services to those five destinations will begin increasing from the beginning of December and all services will be operated by Jetstar Asia’s fleet of seven Airbus A320’s, all of which have a seating configuration of 180 all-economy class seats.
The following list is a breakdown of the increases across those five destinations :
- Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) – Jetstar Asia’s flights will increase with eight additional services per week from nine to 17 weekly services, where between Monday to Saturday will be two daily with Sunday being operated once per day.
- Bali, Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) – Jetstar Asia’s flights will increase with five additional services per week from nine to 14 weekly services, where this route will be operated on a twice daily basis.
- Phnom Penh International Airport (PNH) – Jetstar Asia’s flights will increase with one additional weekday service from six to seven weekly services, where this route will be operated on a daily basis.
- Penang International Airport (PEN) – Jetstar Asia’s flights will increase with two additional services per week. No details were disclosed on the exact number of weekly services for this route.
- Phuket International Airport (HKT) – Jetstar Asia’s flights will increase with five additional services per week from two to seven weekly services, where this route will be operated on a daily basis.
Jetstar Asia senior comments
Jetstar Asia’s Chief Executive Officer, Barathan Pasupathi, has commented on the carriers additional frequencies, saying, “In December, the new services will create better access to key Southeast Asia cities and provide more opportunities for customers to travel freely within the region.”
“We’re seeing strong demand for air-travel in the upcoming holiday period, and we’re responding to ensure more of our customers have more options for low-fares travel during this time. These new services are a response to the pent-up demand for travel and reflects Jetstar Asia’s ongoing focus on rebuilding our extensive network.”
It is great to see Jetstar Asia ramping up their frequencies across some of their key destinations throughout Asia. It shows that Asia is certainly well on its way to be back to growth following the past extremely difficult two years for not just the Asian continent but across the globe as well in the full force of the COVID-19 pandemic.
At the beginning of the month, the airline moved its services at Singapore Changi Airport to the newly opened Terminal 4 (T4) complex, amidst rising air travel demand.
It will be interesting to see if the carrier ventures into opening up new destinations across Asia with the demand ramping back up, as well as if they will take on any of the new Jetstar Group aircraft that are currently on backlog. Which currently the Jetstar Group has 17 more Airbus A321LR’s and 20 Airbus A321XLR’s on order.