Jetstar announced on January 28 that it has chosen Singapore’s Changi Airport to be its Asian hub, which will see it operate a variety of services through Asia and on to Europe from the city-state.
Under a three year agreement between Jetstar, Jetstar Asia, and Changi Airport Group (CAG), the two airlines have committed to increase the number of existing flights and offer more destinations from Singapore. It is expected that the two carriers will add a number of A320 services throughout Asia, while longhaul services with A330-200s are also on the cards.
Welcoming CAG’s partnership with Jetstar, CAG Chief Executive Officer, Mr Lee Seow Hiang, said, “We are honoured that Jetstar has chosen Changi Airport to be its largest hub in Asia. We are committed to supporting Jetstar’s growth at Changi by helping it to grow traffic and to keep costs low. By hubbing at Changi, Jetstar will gain from inter-lining opportunities with the many airlines that fly here, including its parent, Qantas, which already uses Changi as an Asia hub.”
“Singapore is of high strategic importance to Jetstar and equally of great importance to the Qantas Group,” said Jetstar CEO Bruce Buchanan. “This agreement provides further leverage to us now seeking the full benefits of a burgeoning hub operation in Singapore.”