Australian cheap flights carrier Jetstar has announced that it will launch a new daily service tomorrow (December 2nd) between Perth and Singapore.
The new route comes after the airline launched a new service between Perth and the Indonesian capital Jakarta in October, with a planned service between Perth and Bali set to come into operation on December 17th.
Commenting on the new routes, Jetstar chief executive officer Bruce Buchanan said that they would make a "significant contribution" to the carrier’s near-Asian growth strategy.
"Perth has excitingly become Jetstar’s seventh international market in Australia and will ably support our continued expansion of low fare services between Australia, Asia and beyond," he said.
The Singapore service brings the number of international services from Perth to 14 a week. The airline will boost its operations further when it launches new routes to Adelaide and Cairns in February next year.
Jetstar commenced operations within Australia in May 2004 and expanded its services to Asia six months later. The airline’s Australian operations are owned by Qantas but are managed separately.