Jetstar Asia resumes flights from Singapore to Phuket Thailand
Jetstar Asia flights will return to the popular holiday destination of Phuket today, with the first flight taking off from Changi Airport in Singapore tonight and welcoming a mix of local and international travelers on board.
Announced in July Jetstar Asia will commence operations with two weekly services to Phuket every Friday and Sunday as part of the Thai government’s “sandbox program”, allowing travelers fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to visit Phuket without quarantine.
Clive Ashmore Butler, Head of Commercial, said it was great to resume services to the stunning Thai island as the launch marks an important milestone in rebuilding the Jetstar Asia network.
“As border restrictions begin to loosen up, it is fantastic to be able to take advantage of key initiatives like the Phuket sandbox program and play a critical role in rebuilding the tourism industry across the region,” said Ashmore Butler.
“We know that low fare travel will fuel the recovery of the aviation industry, and as a leading low-cost airline, we are committed to finding ways that will allow us to offer our customers more opportunities to connect with family and friends easy to take a much needed trip vacation.
“It’s also great to see more and more transit passengers flying between the services of our partner airlines in Europe and the Middle East and the Jetstar Asia network to key destinations in Southeast Asia.
“To give our customers added security when they travel with us, we have launched the Jetstar Fly Flexible and Fly Well programs and have confirmed that all Jetstar Asia team members will be fully vaccinated by October 1st.”
Jetstar Sandbox 7 + 7 Extension ‘program
Ms. Patsalin Swetarat, director of the Tourism Bureau of the Thai office in Singapore, also believes in building the confidence of the traveling public.
“We are pleased to announce that up to 70 percent of the tourism workforce has been fully vaccinated and hotels, restaurants and tourism services in Phuket that are ‘SHA Plus” have also been certified as COVID safe,” said Ms. Swetarat.
“As we are welcoming Jetstar Asia and their passengers back to Phuket, the start is on time, as we are introducing the ‘Phuket Sandbox 7 + 7 Extension’ program, whereby fully vaccinated travelers can reduce the mandatory stay in Phuket to just 7 instead of 14 days .
The remaining 7 nights can be spent in Ko Phi Phi, Ko Ngai or Railay in Krabi, Khao Lak or Ko Yao in Phang-Nga, or Ko Samui, Ko Pha-ngan or Ko Tao in Surat Thani. “The remaining seven nights can be spent in Ko Phi Phi, Ko Ngai or Railay in Krabi or Khao Lak or Ko Yao in Phang-Nga or Ko Samui, Ko Pha-ngan or Ko Tao in Surat Thani.”
The Jetstar Group was recently named the best low-cost airline in the Asia-Pacific region in 2021, and Jetstar Asia currently flies to ten major destinations in Southeast Asia.
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