Jetstar will (13-Jul-2011) launch daily Melbourne-Beijing via Singapore services from 24-Jun-2011 using A330 equipment. Jetstar is offering a special one-way fare of AUD149 to commemorate the route launch, which remains subject to regulatory approval. Beijing will become Jetstar’s ninth destination in China. [more]
Jetstar: “Beijing represents a critical step in the growth of our brand in China and the continued rollout of our Pan Asian strategy. Beijing builds on our low fares leadership position in Singapore, continuing the expansion of our successful Singapore hub, now connecting with another 22 destinations from Singapore, such as Jakarta, Phuket, Melbourne and Auckland ... Australia is a major tourist destination for the Chinese, evidenced by a 27% jump of Chinese passport holders who came through Melbourne Airport during the past year." Bruce Buchanan, CEO. Source: Jetstar, 13-Jul-2011.