Jetstar Airways started non-stop flights between Phuket and Melbourne on December 14th. The direct flights between Phuket and Melbourne will operate every Saturday and Sunday with a third day to be introduced in April 2014.
The second Australian city to be joined to Phuket by direct flights will be Sydney, starting in February next year, when Jetstar will fly state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliners between the two cities.
Additionally, for the holiday season, Jetstar has expanded its schedule from Singapore to Thailand, offering up to five daily flights between Bangkok and Singapore on the Dreamliner.
“Thailand is strategically one of the most important destinations in our network, and this is reflected in both Jetstar Asia’s and Jetstar Airways’ continued capacity growth in the region,” Jetstar Asia CEO Bara Pasupathi said.
“This year alone, Jetstar Asia has welcomed 30 per cent more passengers between Singapore and Bangkok compared to just two years ago” he said.
Jetstar Asia first took to the skies in December 2004. In 2005, Singapore carrier Valuair became the sister airline of Jetstar Asia, focusing on destinations within Indonesia. Jetstar Asia and Valuair operate more than 600 weekly return flights to 21 destinations across 13 countries and territories in the Asia Pacific region.