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Jetstar expands low fares leadership with new Singapore-Hanoi link

Singapore 14 July 2011
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All-inclusive one-way sale fares from SGD$48 at Jetstar.com.

Low fares leader Jetstar will extend its low fares offering to Vietnam with a new four times weekly service between Singapore and Hanoi* from 15 December 2011. (Subject to regulatory approval)

Jetstar will also add a daily Singapore-Ho Chi Minh City service from 18 August 2011 to expand its frequency to three times daily between the two cities.

In total, the new services represents a boost of 78 per cent in the airline’s capacity between Singapore and Vietnam, with the low fares carrier set to offer a total of more than 468,000 seats between the two destinations by the end of the year.

Jetstar is celebrating the launch of Singapore-Hanoi services, with an all-inclusive one-way Economy Starter sale fare of SGD$48. The sale commences at 3.15pm Singapore local time on 14 July 2011 and runs until 11.59pm 15 July 2011 at Jetstar.com unless seats sell out prior.

This sale is valid for travel from 31 January 2012 until 6 March 2012 and from 20 March 2012 until 24 April 2012. Seats are subject to availability and may not be available on all flights.  Terms and conditions apply, see Jetstar.com for details. 

Jetstar’s all day, every day low fares from Singapore to Hanoi start from SGD$128, all-inclusive, one-way.

Jetstar Asia Chief Executive Officer Ms Chong Phit Lian and Jetstar Group CEO Mr Bruce Buchanan announced the new services in Hanoi today.

“This is Jetstar’s 28th destination with direct services to be offered from Singapore,” said Mr Buchanan. 

“Hanoi is a great place to visit. It is steeped in history and features magnificent parks, lakes, more than 600 temples and pagodas and great cuisine.

“The new service will appeal to both holiday makers and business travellers keen to access alternative low fares to Vietnam.
 
With the new services and increased frequencies, Jetstar will operate 50 flights per week between Singapore and Vietnam, with almost 10,000 passengers moving between both countries each week.

Mr Buchanan also added: “This service will complement and build on the existing domestic services already operated by Jetstar Pacific within Vietnam.”

“This year, we also intend to extend our lead as the largest low cost carrier in Singapore,” Mr Buchanan added.

Ms Chong added that the new services would give Asia Pacific passengers better access to the Jetstar network, allowing them to tap more easily into the carrier’s rapidly growing Singapore hub.

The Jetstar Group, which flies to 56 destinations in 17 countries, is the fastest growing low-cost airline in the Asia Pacific region.

Its pan Asian network extends from Australia through Singapore, as well as to Japan, China, and Vietnam. The airline also operates domestic services in New Zealand, and direct flights from Singapore to Auckland and Melbourne.

Jetstar endeavours to offer the lowest fares on every route it operates, backed up by the Price Beat Guarantee. Should any customer find a lower fare online, on the same day, same route and at a comparable time to Jetstar, we will beat the fare by 10 per cent.  Terms and conditions apply, see Jetstar.com for details. 

* Flights subject to regulatory approval.

Jetstar’s Singapore-Hanoi flight schedule from 15 December 2011

Singapore-Hanoi    
3K543      9.35am – 12.00pm  

Hanoi-Singapore
3K544     12.40pm – 5.05pm

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday

Jetstar’s Singapore-Ho Chi Minh* flight schedule

Singapore – Ho Chi Minh   
3K555     7.20am – 8.25am (Daily)    
3K551     7.55pm – 9.00pm (Daily)    

Ho Chi Minh* – Singapore
3K556     9.05am – 12.05pm (Daily)
3K552     9.40pm – 12.35am (Daily)

New services from 18 August 2011
3K553 11.20am – 12.25pm (Daily)    
3K554 1.05pm – 4.00pm (Daily) 

For more information please contact Jetstar Corporate Communications

media@jetstarasia.com

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