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Jetstar boosts services to Malaysia, Thailand and Myanmar with 17th A320

12-Sep-2012 3:15 PM

Jetstar announced (12-Sep-2012) plans to significantly increase its capacity to key markets across its Southeast Asian network with the arrival of the 17th A320 aircraft to the Jetstar Asia business. The carrier will add 70,000 extra seats to its monthly schedule from 28-Oct-2012, boosting capacity on services from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Phuket and Yangon. Jetstar Asia CEO Bara Pasupathi said the new capacity was focussed on existing routes. “We are seeing an increasing number of our Malaysian customers onto low fare Jetstar Group services to destinations like Melbourne and Auckland. Adding an extra 36 weekly services from Kuala Lumpur into our hub in Singapore allows us to offer travellers more options for hassle free connections," he said. Jetstar will operate up to 61 weekly services between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. The carrier’s four times weekly direct service to Yangon will gradually increase to a daily offering by 25-Dec-2012. Jetstar will also increase service to Phuket (to 20 weekly services) and Bangkok (to 24 times weekly) with up to 44 weekly return services to Thailand. [more - original PR]