JetStar today announced that it will commence Melbourne –
The flight is a continuation of the existing JQ7/JQ8 service and will operate:
JQ7 Melbourne 1200 –
JQ8 Beijing 0250 –
The return flight has a twelve hour layover in Singapore making for a 25 hour 5 minute journey southbound as opposed to 15 hours 50 minutes northbound. This would appear to be an extremely strange piece of scheduling although the aircraft may operate another service from Singapore in the interim or be swapped out.
Services are at present shown as being operated by JetStar rather than JetStar Asia.