Australia-based Jetstar will soon commence its long-haul flights out of Changi airport of Singapore. Jetstar, the first carrier to do so in Singapore will start its services under the airline 's new 30-seater Airbus 330-200 aircraft. The first aircraft will reach to Singapore in November while the other is due for delivery early 2011. The Jetstar executives are considering numerous options available with them regarding the points of operation including North Asia, Australia and Southern Europe, including Rome and France.
“The idea is to launch two routes by the time the second aircraft arrives. This decision will bring smiles on the faces of travellers in the region who only had one option flying long-haul on low-cost carrier AirAsia X that operates out of Kuala Lumpur”, the spokesperson for Jetstar Asia in Singapore said.
The carrier already operates long-haul services from Australia to destinations including Bali, Tokyo, Osaka, Bangkok, Phuket and Honolulu.