Jetstar Asia to add A320s and increase services from Singapore

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Jetstar Asia plans to grow its capacity out of its Singapore hub by 46% in the next year by adding three more Airbus A320 aircraft.

The low-cost carrier will also launch several new services over the next week, including its first to China, as part of a major expansion plan.

The aim is to build Jetstar as a brand across multiple markets in Asia, "the world's largest potential aviation market", says Bruce Buchanan, CEO of its Australian parent Jetstar.

"As we indicated in April, Jetstar is fulfilling its plans to grow its pan-Asian network in order to offer low fares to more places across the region, delivering a more seamless passenger experience and better opportunities for travellers flying to, from or through Singapore," he adds.

Alan Joyce, CEO of Jetstar's parent Qantas Airways, adds that this builds on a wider strategy for the group.

"With this approach, we will build on Qantas Group market share, and our leading corporate market position, and capitalise on the continuing appetite for leisure travel, both within Australia and across Asia," he says.

Jetstar Asia operates seven A320s out of Singapore, and will have 10 aircraft within the next year after the additional A320s enter into service.