Jetstar Asia resumes services from Singapore to Phuket

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Singapore-based low-cost carrier Jetstar Asia aims to launch twice-daily services on the Singapore-Phuket route.

The carrier will launch the service on 15 December using Airbus A320s, says the carrier. Jetstar used to fly to Phuket, but dropped the route in March 2008 owing to weak demand.

The service will offer Jetstar Asia passengers from Perth a connection to Phuket through Singapore, it adds.

Jetstar Asia will also increase weekly service on the Singapore-Manila route to ten from three on 25 October, also using A320s, it says.

The growth represents a portion of a planned 46% growth in operating capacity over the next year and 6,000 new, incremental weekly seats into and out of Singapore, says Jetstar.

The planned growth will also include scheduled low fare operations into mainland China, says Jetstar Asia CEO Chong Phit Lian.

The carrier will take delivery of its eighth A320 in December, it adds.