JetStar today announced an A$500 million investment in JetStar Asia aimed at expanding the Singapore based fleet by adding five Airbus A320s and two Airbus A330-200s. This will enable further new routes to be added as well as increasing frequency on existing routes to Taipei, Ho Chi Minh City from 2 to 3 x daily, Kuala Lumpur from 16 to 19 x weekly, Hong Kong from 17 to 24 x weekly, Denpasar from 24 to 26 x weekly and Jakarta from 20 to 21 x weekly.
Additionally a new 4 x weekly service to Hanoi will be inaugurated on 15th December with flights operating as follows:
3K543 Singapore 0935 – Hanoi 1200 x136
3K544 Hanoi 1240 – Singapore 1705 x 136
Flights will be operated by A320s.
By the end of 2011 JetStar Asia plans to have 17 A320s and 4 A330-200s operating out of Singapore although the A330s will be on a wet-lease arrangement from JetStar mainline until 2012 when four aircraft will move from the Australian to the Singaporean AOC and will take up 9V-*** registrations.