Jetstar Asia Adds Weekend Services to Bangkok and Manila

Expect more flexibility and affordable fares for last-minute short-haul trips from the Lion City.

Bangkok’s Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) at dusk. (Photo: Sean Pavone/iStock)

The increasing appetite for travel from Singapore-based holidaymakers has prompted Jetstar Asia to step up flight frequencies on two routes this month. The budget carrier has just begun operating two additional morning services to Manila on Sunday and Monday to meet the pent-up demand. Jetstar Asia is now running 13 services a week to the Philippine capital with one-way fares starting from as low as S$138.

Similarly, a second Saturday morning service is being operated between Singapore and Bangkok, increasing frequencies to eight return services a week. The extra service will help accommodate transiting customers from codeshare partners Qantas, Emirates, SriLankan Airlines, and Finnair. One-way fares start from just S$96.

Woo Wai Keong, Jetstar Asia’s Regional Sales Manager for Southeast Asia, said it was encouraging to see customer confidence returning to previous levels, with the load factor averaging more than 90 percent in July. “By restoring and growing our short-haul network, we’re helping reconnect families and friends, giving our customers more opportunities to take a well-deserved break, while helping rebuild economies of the communities we fly to,” he added.

Starting from August 19, Jetstar Asia will reschedule two services between Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City, to depart on Friday and Sunday evenings instead of Wednesday and Sunday mornings, allowing customers to make the most of their stay in either location. The return flight from Ho Chi Minh will depart at 10 p.m. and arrive back in Singapore at 1 a.m., with one-way fares starting from S$73.

Jetstar Asia currently operates more than 200 flights a week from Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1 to 12 destinations across Southeast Asia.

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