Jetstar Airways- A Great Option for Flying Internationally and Low-cost

It is quite likely that most of us here in the Philippines flies only in the these three airlines - Cebu Pacific, AirAsia and Philippine Airlines. That is very true locally since these three were almost the only options. But that's also true when flying internationally. I said these because I asked a few people and they are not aware that another airline is there as an option for flying internationally at a relatively lower cost.
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I'm talking about Jetstar Airways. I don't know much about this airline until my college friend called me a few years ago asking for help to book her ticket to Singapore. And then she mentioned Jetstar as having a cheaper option. When when I checked, she's right. It's really cheap! Well, of course, the word "cheap" is relative but I mean flying off to another country for less than 3000 Pesos? Well, that's cheap!

3 Facts About Jetstar Airways

1. It's a subsidiary of the Australian airline giant Qantas Airways.
2. It's flying directly or via connection from Manila or Clark to the following destinations.


Adelaide, Ballina Byron, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Canberra (Jolimont Bus Station), Darwin, Gold Coast, Hamilton Island, Hayman Island, Hobart, Launceston, Mackay, Melbourne (all airports), Melbourne (Tullamarine), Melbourne (Avalon), Newcastle - Port Stephens, Perth, Sunshine Coast, Sydney, Townsville, Uluru (Ayers Rock), Whitsunday Coast (Proserpine)


Phnom Penh, Siem Reap


Guangzhou, Guiyang, Haikou, Sanya, Shanghai (Pudong), Shantou / Jieyang, Wuhan, Zhengzhou

Cook Islands




Hong Kong

Hong Kong


Bali (Denpasar), Jakarta, Medan (Kualanamu), Palembang, Pekanbaru, Surabaya


Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Kumamoto, Matsuyama, Nagoya (Chubu), Oita, Okinawa (Naha), Osaka, Sapporo, Takamatsu, Tokyo (Narita), Miyazaki




Kuala Lumpur, Penang



New Zealand

Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Napier, Nelson, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Queenstown, Wellington






Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Hat Yai


Buon Ma Thuot, Chu Lai, Da Lat, Da Nang, Dong Hoi, Hai Phong, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hue Nha Trang, Phu Quoc, Pleiku, Quy Nhon, Thanh Hóa, Tuy Hoa, Vinh



3.  Jetstar Airways' Official website is You can book your tickets there.
Also, Jetstar's official social media channels are:
News and promotions are being announced through these media.

So how cheap are their tickets?

The simple answer to this question is that their tickets is cheap enough to provide an alternative option to the likes of Cebu Pacific and AirAsia. For example, their latest promo says I can fly from Manila to Singapore for 2948 Pesos. I did a trial booking and indeed, I can find fares at that rate. I was able to prepare a ~7000 pesos round trip Manila-Singapore flight. Awesome!

So, if you haven't done so, consider adding Jetstar among your growing number of option for flying internationally. 

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