07 Jul '11, 5pm

Jetstar expands into China

Jetstar expands into China

SHANGHAI: Ningbo is the second busiest seaport in China and a much sought after destination by holiday-makers and business travellers. And Jetstar hopes to ride on the opportunities opened up by this market. To that end, it has launched the first direct service between Ningbo and Singapore. Chong Phit Lian, Chief Executive Officer of Jetstar Asia, said: "The airport is very helpful in the sense that this will be their first international flight out of Greater China. "The timing given to us is fantastic also because with that kind of timeslot, the reporting time for our technical crew, we do not (need to) have a overnight pilot in Ningbo. That sort of brings a lot of value and also cost savings for us as an operator." Jetstar said more destinations will be announced in the next few weeks, disclosing they are second tier cities in the coastal areas. Industry players said the...

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