Jetstar boost flight to the Philippines


SINGAPORE, 7 December 2017: Jetstar Asia has launched  direct services from Singapore to Clark International Airport, in the Philippines, late last week.

The new  service uses an Airbus A320 with departures from Singapore Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, with a flight time of three hours and 40 minutes.

The augural flight took place 28 November.

Clark is the second city in the Philippines Jetstar Asia flies to and the third new destination for the airline this year.

The airline launched services from Singapore to Hat Yai in South Thailand and Okinawa in Japan last month.

Just days after the Singapore-Clark launch the airline confirmed it would add three more services over Christmas and the New Year to meet increased holiday demand.

The additional flights will operate between 21 December and 4 January 2018.

Clark airport currently has 156 international and 124 domestic flights weekly offered by 12 carriers.

From January to the end of November it handled 1.29 million passengers. Passenger traffic is projected to reach 1.4 million by the end of this year.

With the new airport scheduled for completion by the first quarter of 2020, the airport will have the capacity to support 8 million passengers annually—a huge addition to the existing 4.2 million passenger capacity.

Jetstar Asia offers 22 weekly services to both Manila and Clark.