Frequencies to Jakarta and Bali will be boosted in anticipation of increased demand for travel.
Low-cost carrier Jetstar Asia has relaunched passenger services between Singapore and Indonesia’s second-largest city — just in time for the 10-day Idul Fitri holidays. The airline said its return to Surabaya marks an important milestone in its recovery, as the East Javanese capital is traditionally a key market for both business and leisure travel.
Departing on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Flight 3K247 will leave Changi at 11:10 a.m. and touch down in Surabaya at 12:30 p.m. local time. The return service, Flight 3K248, will take off from Juanda International Airport at 1:20 p.m. and arrive back in Singapore at 4:40 p.m. Starting in June, the carrier will run an extra weekly frequency on Fridays.
Jetstar Asia CEO Bara Pasupathi said in a statement that there was significant pent-up demand for services in and out of Indonesia, particularly after Jakarta scrapped quarantines and reinstated visa-free entry for ASEAN nationals. “With major festivals like Hari Raya Puasa and Vesak Day around the corner and the timely removal of the pre-departure tests into Singapore, families and friends in the region have more reasons to reunite and celebrate important occasions with loved ones,” he added.
One-way fares to Surabaya start from S$102, while tickets to Jakarta, Denpasar (Bali), and Kuala Lumpur are available from S$65. In addition to relaunching services to Surabaya, Jetstar Asia services from Singapore to Denpasar and Jakarta will increase to five and 14 weekly services, respectively, pending regulatory approval. Services to other key Southeast Asian destinations such as Kuala Lumpur will also be ramped up in the coming weeks, with customers able to choose from 21 services a week from June.
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