Jetstar Introduces Singapore-Melbourne Route

Jetstar A330-200 Taking Off. Photo credit:

16 December 2010, Singapore – Budget carrier Jetstar elevated Singapore’s aviation hub status in launching long haul, low fare services for the first time from Melbourne to the Lion City.

Jetstar started operating daily A330-200 service between Singapore and Melbourne as of today offering inbound passengers direct and convenient connections to 22 Asia destinations on its expanding Pan Asian network and every day low fares for Singaporeans and residents of the region to more conveniently access Australia’s cultural and sporting capital of Melbourne.

Jetstar’s Singapore A330 flight schedule (Departure / Arrival times shown)
Melbourne-Singapore  :  JQ 7 12.00 – 16.50
Singapore-Melbourne  :  JQ 8 20.50 – 06.55 (+1)

From now to 859am on 20 December, 2010 and dependent on seat availability, Jetstar is offering on certain flights and days Jetsaver Light one way fares between Singapore and Melbourne for S$298, all inclusive.  StarClass one way all inclusive fares start from S$798.

Jetstar’s A330 fleet offers a two-class long haul product including Jetstar’s international business class product called StarClass.

StarClass is configured for 38 passengers in a separate cabin with all leather extra large seats with a width of 19 inches and a seat pitch of 38 inches. StarClass passengers also have complimentary access to Qantas Club lounges where available and receive other additional benefits including:
• Priority check-in
• Extra baggage allowance
• A special cabin with dedicated staff
• Comfy wide seats with lots of leg room
• A complimentary comfort pack;
• In-flight entertainment; plus
• Meal and beverage options included in the price of the fare.

Read SYLISTIC’s account of StarClass here.

Jetstar’s high value in-flight product in Economy offer comfortable all leather seating and a large range of meals, snacks and in-flight entertainment.

Passengers can choose to pre-purchase or buy on board meals, entertainment and amenity packages. This includes the choice of portable video on demand units for hire offering latest movie releases, TV programs, music videos and audio tracks and a range of hot food, snacks and beverages, including alcoholic drinks, available for purchase.

To welcome the inaugural flight from Melbourne, JQ 7 today were Jetstar Asia’s CEO Ms. Chong Phit Lian, dignitaries from Changi Airport Group and the Australian High Commissioner to Singapore, Mr. Doug Chester.  Amongst JQ 7’s passengers were Mr. David Hall, Jetstar CEO of Australia and New Zealand.

“Low cost carriers are revolutionising Pan Asia travel and Jetstar is at the forefront in our region,” Ms Chong said “In Singapore today, one in every five air passengers now travel on a low cost carrier. With Jetstar now bringing first time value based long haul flights to Singapore this will only grow as we further consolidate our strong Pan Asian flight network.”

“With strong demand already for both our Melbourne and our future Singapore-Auckland services in March next year, we are confident that Singaporeans and residents of the region are eager to embrace the Jetstar low fares, long haul package,” she said.

“The Melbourne to Singapore route is the fourth most popular international route pairing from Australia and second highest for freight uplift, with carried passenger traffic rising 9 per cent year on year into Singapore,” Ms Chong said.

Jetstars latest Route Map

From 17 March 2011 Jetstar will start daily direct Singapore – Auckland (pending regulatory approval) A330 return services making Jetstar’s three largest operations in Australia, Singapore and New Zealand connected, offering customers an array of new affordable travel options.

Jetstar’s partnership in growth with Singapore Changi Airport will in the future support up to 420 weekly return future services to 23 destinations directly beyond Singapore.

In sync with this growth, Ms Chong said Jetstar has employed up to 200 new aviation jobs across its growing Pan-Asian network including pilots, cabin crew, engineers and airport customer service staff.

Jetstar’s Singapore to Melbourne all day, every day web fares at start from SGD$428 one way and are 30 per cent less compared to lead-in fares offered by our competitors.  All Jetstar fares and Jetstar Holidays packages are covered by the Jetstar Price Beat Guarantee whereby Jetstar will beat any competitor by 10 per cent. (Conditions Apply). See

Travel bloggers & also took the inaugural flight from Singapore to Melbourne on a media familiarisation trip.  Check out the sites for their experiences when they return.

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