Jetstar Asia flights will resume service to popular leisure destination Phuket today, with the first flight departing tonight from Singapore’s Changi Airport, welcoming a mix of local and international travelers on board.
Announced in July, Jetstar Asia will begin operations with two services per week, every Friday and Sunday, to Phuket as part of the Thai government’s ‘sandbox program’, where travelers fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can visit Phuket without the need of quarantine.
Commercial manager Clive Ashmore Butler said it was great to resume services to the beautiful island of Thailand, with the launch being an important step in rebuilding the Jetstar Asia network.
âAs we see border restrictions start to ease, it is fantastic to be able to take advantage of important initiatives such as the Phuket sandbox program and play a pivotal role in rebuilding the tourism industry. in the region, “said Ashmore Butler.
âWe know that low cost travel will drive the recovery of the aviation industry and as a leading low cost carrier, we are committed to seeking opportunities that allow us to provide our customers with more ‘options for reconnecting with families and friends or just taking a trip if needed. holiday.
âIt is also great to see an increasing number of transit passengers connecting between the services of our partner airlines outside of Europe and the Middle East and the Jetstar Asia network to key destinations in South Asia. -East.
âTo provide our customers with added peace of mind when traveling with us, we have introduced Jetstar’s Fly Flexible and Fly Well programs, as well as confirmation that all members of the Jetstar Asia team will be fully immunized. ‘by October 1. “
Jetstar Sandbox 7 + 7 Extension Program ‘
Ms. Patsalin Swetarat, director of the Thailand Tourism Board in Singapore, also believes in helping to build the confidence of the traveling public.
“We are happy to share that up to 70% of the tourism workforce has been fully vaccinated and that hotels, restaurants and tourist services in Phuket, which are ‘SHA Plus’, have also been certified COVID-safe. “said Ms Swetarat.
âAs we welcome Jetstar Asia and their passengers to Phuket, the launch is timely as we introduce the ‘Phuket Sandbox 7 + 7 Extension’ program where fully vaccinated travelers can reduce the mandatory stay in Phuket to just 7 days instead. from 14.
The remaining 7 nights can be spent at 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 at 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 Asia-Pacific’s Best Low-Cost Airline in 2021 and Jetstar Asia currently flies to ten key destinations in Southeast Asia.
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