Jetstar seems to be extending this week’s Friday Fare Frenzy through the weekend. The booking window for sale fares usually lasts from 2pm to 5pm every Friday, but yesterday’s JetMail newsletter contained a link to sale fares on six routes good for travel during two periods: September 9 to October 29 and October 30 to November 12 (why not September 9 to November 12? Beats me). The sale lasts until 11:59 pm on Sunday. When this Friday’s Fare Frenzy went live at 2pm, the same sale fares were on offer.
No telling whether Jetstar will keep up the generosity, but it might be worth signing up for JetMail to find out.
The deals are (one-way Jetsaver Light):
Ha Noi – Da Nang: 200,000 VND
Ho Chi Minh City – Da Nang: 200,000 VND
Ho Chi Minh City - Ha Noi: 450,000 VND
Ho Chi Minh City - Hai Phong: 450,000 VND
Ho Chi Minh City - Hue: 300,000 VND
Ho Chi Minh City – Vinh: 400,000 VND
Jetstar Pacific Airlines began flying once daily from HCM City to Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport today and will launch its HCM City-Siem Reap route on Monday, November 3. The new routes expand Jetstar’s existing international route map, which includes connections between HCM City and Australia, Singapore and New Zealand.
Bottom rate Jetsaver Light fares begin at US $12 to Bangkok and $40 to Siem Reap. The fares allow for carry-on baggage only, though passengers can tack on a 20-kilogram bag by upgrading to a JetSaver fare for an additional US $20.
Out with the old, in with the new. Jetstar is scrapping its thrice-weekly service between Ho Chi Minh City and Sydney, and replacing it with a new Ho Chi Minh City – Darwin route, which will operate five flights a week. The changes will take effect on September.
The schedule change is part of Jetstar’s bigger plans for Darwin. Jetstar is gearing up for more international flights, and is setting up Darwin to handle the increase. The change will also facilitate increased traffic between Darwin and domestic destinations Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide. Return flights from these destinations to HCMC and Singapore will pass through Darwin.
Qantas announced this weekend a series of measures meant to keep out of the red in the face of sky-rocketing global fuel costs. On the chopping block are 22 of its 228 plane strong fleet, as well as Jetstar’s pilot and cabin crew base in Adelaide. The route, however, will remain in service, with flights manned by staff based out of Sydney and Darwin. Some routes will see capacity reductions, but no routes are currently slated to be cut outright.
Despite its most recent fuel woes, Qantas says it will go ahead with plans to replace older crafts with more fuel-efficient A380s and B787s, roll out new customer service initiatives and launch its direct service from Sydney to Buenos Aires in November.