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Jetstar expands to 8 destinations from Singapore in August

Jetstar will expand its Singapore passenger flight network from three to eight cities in August 2020

Jetstar A320 (PomInOz SS)

Note: Jetstar’s proposed flights to and from Yangon from 14th August 2020 did not go ahead.

Most of the schedule increases we’ve been updating our readers on over the last few months have been for Singapore Airlines, SilkAir and Scoot flights, which have been slowly but progressively increasing since hitting rock bottom in April and May 2020.

There hasn’t been much news of progress for Singapore’s smallest airline, Jetstar Asia, which is part of the Qantas Group and has been the only local carrier so far to confirm a permanent downsizing due to COVID-19.

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What’s been happening at Jetstar?

The low-cost carrier, which has a fleet of 18 Airbus A320 aircraft, was the first in Singapore to effectively completely ground its aircraft and temporarily cease operations from 23rd March 2020, for an initial three-week period.

Not long afterwards, Scoot followed suit with a two-week stoppage over roughly the same period.

Jetstar was able to restart some flights in late April 2020, with twice weekly services to Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur plus a once-weekly flight to Manila, for a total of five weekly departures from Changi.

Jetstar A320 2
Kuala Lumpur is one route Jetstar has almost consistently continued to service during the COVID-19 pandemic

From 1st August there was a minor increase to twice weekly on the Manila route, meaning there are currently six weekly departures (12 weekly flights in total).

Like many other airlines this represents a 98% reduction by flight volumes for the airline, with that skeleton schedule to and from three cities still currently in force.

Jetstar Asia usually operates to 24 destinations from Singapore, including flights to Australia, Taiwan, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia. It is (usually) the sole carrier flying between Changi and both Sanya and Okinawa.

August 2020 expansion

This month Jetstar will expand its flight schedule and network, adding an additional six cities and increasing from 12 to 26 flights per week.

Jetstar

  Newly added this month

Destination From
Bangkok Current
  Clark 19 Aug
  Ho Chi Minh 15 Aug
  Jakarta 10 Aug
Kuala Lumpur Current
Manila Current
  Medan 21 Aug
  Penang 16 Aug
  Yangon 14 Aug

Edit: Flights to Yangon were planned but did not go ahead.

Effectively Ho Chi Minh, Jakarta, Penang and Yangon flights commence next week (w/c 10th August), while Clark and Medan flights commence the following week (w/c 17th August).

Among local carriers, Jetstar will join Scoot in serving Clark and Penang, Singapore Airlines on the Ho Chi Minh and Jakarta routes and SilkAir to and from Medan.

However, Jetstar will be the sole airline operating from Singapore to Yangon.

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Schedules

Here’s how the route map looks from the third week in August onwards, once these additional flights have commenced.

3K Routes Aug 2020
(click to enlarge)

Flight numbers and days of operation are as shown below.

Bangkok
Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SIN ➔ BKK
3K515
320
BKK ➔ SIN
3K516
320

Singapore to Bangkok flights (3K515 on Wednesdays and Sundays) are cargo-only due to Thai government restrictions.

Clark
(from 19 Aug)
Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SIN ➔ CRK
3K775
320
CRK ➔ SIN
3K776
320
Ho Chi Minh
(from 15 Aug)
Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SIN ➔ SGN
3K555
320
SGN ➔ SIN
3K556
320

Singapore to Ho Chi Minh flights (3K555 on Saturdays) are cargo-only due to Vietnam government restrictions.

Jakarta
(from 10 Aug)
Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SIN ➔ CGK
3K201
320
CGK ➔ SIN
3K202
320
Kuala Lumpur
Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SIN ➔ KUL
3K685
320
KUL ➔ SIN
3K686
320
SIN ➔ KUL
3K663
320
KUL ➔ SIN
3K664
320
Manila*
Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SIN ➔ MNL
3K761
320
MNL ➔ SIN
3K762
320
SIN ➔ MNL
3K765
320
MNL ➔ SIN
3K766
320

* Sunday and Friday Manila flights added from 8th August and 14th August respectively.

Medan
(from 21 Aug)
Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SIN ➔ KNO
3K281
320
KNO ➔ SIN
3K282
320
Penang
(from 16 Aug)
Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SIN ➔ PEN
3K675
320
PEN ➔ SIN
3K676
320
Yangon
(from 14 Aug)