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Jetstar Asia expands network in October

Jetstar will serve eight cities across Southeast Asia in October, operating over 100 flights in the month.

While the number of destinations has not increased over September, Jetstar Asia will operate more flights this month, with increases in frequency to Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur.

The eight cities it will serve in October are:

  • Cambodia: Phnom Penh
  • Indonesia: Jakarta
  • Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur, Penang
  • Thailand: Bangkok
  • The Philippines: Clark, Manila
  • Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City

The full schedule

SectorFlight no.Days of opsDepArrFlight timeAircraft
Singapore – Bangkok^3K513Mon, Fri191020402h 30mA320
Bangkok – Singapore3K514Mon, Fri21200050(+1)2h 30mA320
Singapore – Clark*3K775Wed092013003h 40mA320
Clark – Singapore*3K776Wed140017403h 40mA320
Ho Chi Minh City – Singapore@3K556Sat085511552hA320
Singapore – Jakarta3K201Mon, Thu, Sat075509002h 5mA320
3K205#Sun200020551h 55mA320
Jakarta – Singapore3K202Mon, Thu, Sat094012402hA320
3K206#Sun21350025(+1)1h 50mA320
Singapore – Kuala Lumpur3K663Wed, Sun093510401h 5mA320
3K685Thu, Sat125013551h 5mA320
Kuala Lumpur – Singapore3K664Wed, Sun112012301h 10mA320
3K686Thu, Sat144015451h 5mA320
Singapore – Manila*3K761Tue061509503h 35mA320
3K765Sat172521003h 35mA320
Manila – Singapore*3K762Tue, Fri103014103h 40mA320
3K766Sat, Sun21400120(+1)3h 40mA320
Singapore – Penang3K675Sun151016501h 40mA320
Penang – Singapore3K676Sun171518401h 25mA320
Singapore – Phnom Penh3K593Fri132514402h 15mA320
Phnom Penh – Singapore3K594Fri152518252hA320

Notes:
*Passengers on flights to and from The Philippines will be required to wear face shields
^Flights to Bangkok will commence from 26 Oct 2020
@Flights from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City are cargo-only flights
#Commencing 18 Oct 2020

Jetstar Fly Flexible policy

Jetstar Asia has introduced a one-time free date change for even its most basic booking. This applies for flights bought through its website between 7 Mar and 31 Oct 2020, for travel before 31 Dec 2020. However, any fare difference will need to be covered. Note that changes should be made before check-in opens.

Having said that, you should only be travelling if you are returning to your home country, or if you have pre-approval to fly. Jetstar Asia is currently not approved for transit in Singapore, so customers who wish to travel via Singapore with Jetstar will need to look for alternative arrangements.

Final thoughts

Jetstar Asia is still fairly conservative in its planning, but without feeder traffic from key long-haul partners, they will be hard pressed to fill the flights. Jetstar Asia is already looking at a much smaller footprint even after Covid-19, given that it has reduced its fleet to just 13 aircraft, down from 18.

As such, we expect Jetstar’s services to continue to remain low for the coming months, and expansion will be modest until and unless leisure travel starts resuming.

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