Monday, August 21, 2006

My 1st Experience With Jetstar, Asia's Budget Airline

On my recent trip to Pattaya for an Internet Marketing seminar, just 2 hours away from Bangkok by road, I had my 1st taste with JetStar, Asia's budget airline.

The 1st thing that hit me when I boarded the Airbus A320 aircraft was the comfortable leather seats... Oh sure, we don't have the niceties of those full-service operations, but the price tag was nice at slightly above S$200 for a return air ticket SIN-BKK-SIN. (Hey! The other way, BKK-SIN-BKK cost substantially more! How do I know? Drop me a mail at

JetStar Asia and Valuair, both commenced operations in 2004, merged in 2005 to become South East Asia's value for money airline, providing friendly and professional service. JetStar Asia won the Best Low-cost Airline 2006 for both the Asia and Southeast Asia categories in the Skytrax World Airline Awards.

At this time of blogging, you can fly JetStar to any of these destinations within a 5 hour radius:
  • Bangalore, India
  • Yangon, Myanmar
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Phuket, Thailand
  • Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Phnom Penh, Camodia
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Taipei, Taiwan
  • Manila, Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Bali, Indonesia