Jetstar Group stated (10-Oct-2013) it continues to grow its presence in Indonesia with the announcement of another capacity increase for Jetstar Asia and the opening of its third Jetstar Travel Shop, its second in Jakarta. Jetstar Asia has announced an additional four weekly services to Medan and Surabaya from Singapore, resulting in 14,352 seats of new monthly capacity between Singapore and Indonesia. The addition of new services follows the carrier’s recent announcement of more services to Jakarta, Medan and Bali also to commence end Oct-2013. The combined increases will boost the Jetstar Group’s capacity to all the Indonesian destinations by around 48% from the end of Oct-2013, equivalent to a total of 96,720 seats per month from Singapore. Details include:
- Singapore-Medan: 10 times weekly service, increase of four times weekly, from 27-Oct-2013, operated by Valuair;
- Singapore-Surabaya: 10 times weekly service, increase of four times weekly, from 27-Oct-2013 operated by Valuair;
- Singapore-Jakarta: 28 times weekly service, increase of four times weekly, from 27-Oct-2013;
- Singapore-Bali: Seven times weekly service, increase of twice weekly, from 27-Oct-2013 operated by Valuair.
Jetstar Asia CEO Bara Pasupathi said that Indonesia has always been a "very important country" in the Jetstar Group’s international network, explaining: “The recent opening of air traffic rights for foreign carriers to operate in Indonesia has allowed Jetstar to capitalize on the demand for our services not only to destinations we currently serve but to look at new destinations such as Lombok, recently announced as a new port for Jetstar Airways. Jetstar Asia is excited to deploy the two new recently acquired aircraft to existing and new destinations in Indonesia, Southeast Asia and beyond". Currently, Jetstar Group airlines operate up to 222 weekly flights in and out of Indonesia. The carrier also announced the opening of the third Jetstar Travel Shop in Indonesia, located in Pecenongan in Central Jakarta. "We are delighted to open our third travel shop to offer our Indonesian customers an easy way to access our all day every day low fares,” added Mr Pasupathi. The first two Jetstar Travel Shops, which opened in Oct- 2012 and May-2013 are located in Kelapa Gading in East Jakarta and in Supermal Parkuwon Indah, the largest shopping mall in West Surabaya. [more - original PR]