Qantas-owned Jetstar has confirmed it will launch a four times weekly service between Singapore and Hanoi in Vietnam from December 15th 2011.
Subject to government approval, the low cost airline will also add a daily Singapore-Ho Chi Minh city service from August 18th 2011 to expand its frequency to three times daily between the two cities.
In total, the new services represent a boost of 78 per cent in the airline’s capacity between Singapore and Vietnam, with Jetstar set to offer a total of more than 468,000 seats between the two destinations by the end of the year.
Jetstar, which flies to 56 destinations in 17 countries, is one of the fastest growing low-cost airlines in the Asia Pacific region.
The carrier could also benefit if grounded Tiger Airways remains out of the skies past August 1st.
Jetstar offers pan Asian network extending 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.
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