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Jetstar flying 8 routes from Singapore in September 2020

Jetstar Asia will add Phnom Penh to its limited passenger network this month, for a total of 8 routes

Singapore’s smallest airline Jetstar Asia continues to slowly build its passenger flight network this month, adding flights to and from Phnom Penh in Cambodia, however planned service launches to both Yangon and Medan in August did not go ahead.

In total the airline flew to just three destinations from late April 2020 through to mid-August 2020, having been completely grounded for close to a month.

Although nine routes were planned in the last couple of weeks of August 2020, seven actually materialised with the airline adding Clark, Ho Chi Minh, Jakarta and Penang to its existing Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Manila flights.

September 2020

This month Jetstar Asia will add Phnom Penh to its passenger network, for a total of eight destinations from Singapore.

Flights between Singapore and both Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh continue to operate with cargo only, carrying passengers on their return legs to Singapore, due to government-imposed border restrictions.

Based on FlightRadar24 data over the last week, Jetstar Asia is flying three of its 18 Airbus A320s.

Jetstar Asia is currently flying three of its Airbus A320 aircraft

Overall Jetstar Asia will operate 120 flights in September 2020, 105 of which will carry passengers. The airline usually operates 2,400 flights per month, based on September 2019 data.

Jetstar

  Newly added this month

Destination From
Bangkok Current
Clark Current
Ho Chi Minh Current
Jakarta Current
Kuala Lumpur Current
Manila Current
Penang Current
  Phnom Penh 18 Sep

Schedules

Here’s how Jetstar’s route map looks for September 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
  Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SIN ➔ CRK
3K775
320
CRK ➔ SIN
3K776
320
Ho Chi Minh
  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
  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
Penang
  Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SIN ➔ PEN
3K675
320
PEN ➔ SIN
3K676
320
Phnom Penh
(from 18 Sep)
  Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SIN ➔ PNH
3K593
320
PNH ➔ SIN
3K594
320

You can keep up to date with the latest Jetstar Asia schedules, which are subject to change, at the following link:

  Jetstar Asia Flight Schedules

What if your Jetstar flight has been cancelled?

Jetstar is offering travel credit vouchers to customers whose flights have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Request your voucher through the Manage My Booking portal here, by following these steps:

  • Enter your booking number and last name
  • Click on the ‘find out more’ button
  • Select ‘check flight options’ button
  • Click ‘view other options’ button
  • Select ‘request reimbursement’

The travel credit voucher is a multi-use voucher and can be redeemed up to the value stated on the voucher across multiple Jetstar bookings, within 12 months of issue. A fare difference, if any, will apply. Customers will receive a voucher within two weeks of making the request.

Note: Passengers with a 3K (Jetstar Asia) booking to/from the Philippines, Taiwan (China), Sri Lanka or Japan are requested to wait to receive a letter from Jetstar regarding available options before visiting Manage My Booking.

October onwards

Jetstar is still loading almost its full normal flight schedule from 1st October 2020 onwards, however this is subject to significant further reductions based on the COVID-19 situation closer to the time.

We expect a similar schedule of routes will continue to operate next month.

Summary

While Singapore Airlines, SilkAir and Scoot can all benefit from intra-group transit traffic through Changi Airport, Jetstar instead relies heavily on feeder traffic from Qantas flights to support much of its activity in the region.

With the Australian carrier suspending all international operations until well into next year, Jetstar in Singapore will have to take slim pickings from the point-to-point passenger demand market. That currently represents a very small level due to strict border restrictions and effectively an almost total ban on leisure travel.

20% of Jetstar Asia’s traffic is transferring at Changi, mostly to and from Qantas services. (Image: Qantas)

Nonetheless Jetstar Asia has expanded to around 5% of its usual capacity by flight volumes and will serve eight cities this month, albeit on a much reduced schedule.

(Cover Photo: Alec Wilson)

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