Friday, November 25, 2011

Cheaper Flights from Singapore to Beijing with Jetstar

Good news for the ones looking for cheap flights between Singapore and China; Jetstar Airways, the budget unit of Qantas, has became the first airliner to offer budget long haul flight from Singapore to Chinese capital of Beijing and according to the budget carrier, this is just the beginning. China will be their prime growth market in 2012 and Jetstar is determined to add more cities to its budget long haul flight destinations from Singapore.

Jetstar operates a fleet of Airbus A330-200 aircraft on all our long haul routes, such as Auckland - Singapore, Singapore - Beijing, Sydney - Honolulu or Melbourne - Phuket.

Jetstar offers Business Class and Economy Class options on these budget long haul flights. Unlike short haul budget flights, food and beverages are included in the fare but you will need to pay extra to buy in-flight entertainment system access. There is a fierce competition between Jetstar and AirAsiaX for long haul flights in Asia market and Singapore Airlines has also recently announced that he is in this market segment with a new budget airliner named Scoot.   Add Lion Air's aggressive capacity expension cheaper and better flights can be on the horizon for Asian travellers. But we also need to be cautious since this aggressive expansion plans from airliners reminds me of the aggressive, cheerful expansion of Insian Airliners few years back. That ended up badly with an excessive capacity and airliner crisis. I hope this does not end like that.

Jetstar Budget Long Haul Flight Destinations
Jetstar Budget Long Haul Flight Destinations - Source: Jetstar Long Haul
[1] - Long haul flying on Jetstar's Airbus A330-200 Aircraft

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