Jetstar spreads wings with Singapore base

Jetstar spreads wings with Singapore base

Jetstar Airways has confirmed it is to develop its international route network, offering budget long-haul flights from a new base in Singapore.

The Qantas-owned budget carrier will offer travellers a selection of destinations in Australia, North Asia and Europe.

The services, based at Singapore’s Changi Airport, are expected to launch later this year.

“Jetstar continues to grow strongly as we build our pan-Asian presence,” explained chief executive Bruce Buchanan.

The new hub will operate two A330-200 aircraft, the airline confirmed in a statement, with the addition of up to 200 new jobs across Jetstar’s Pan Asian network.

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Jetstar presently operates long-haul services from Australia to destinations including Bali, Tokyo, Osaka, Bangkok, Phuket and Honolulu.

A Singapore-based affiliate Jetstar Asia currently flies to short-haul destinations from the city-state.

The airline is presently in discussions with potential destination airports, with further announcements of finalised arrangements expected soon.