Low fares leader Jetstar Asia has announced expansion of Thailand services with a new double daily Singapore to Phuket offering from 15 December 2009* joining a new third daily Singapore to Bangkok service from 27 September 2009.

The confirmation of three additional daily services between Singapore and Thailand represents Jetstar’s most significant expansion of Thai services to date.

The new services come as the carrier confirms it will welcome an additional three A320 aircraft into its Singapore fleet of an existing seven aircraft over the next year.

The new Thailand services will deliver over 7,000 seats of new capacity into and out of Thailand.

This is in addition to Jetstar Asia’s existing twice daily A320 operations between Singapore and Bangkok and Jetstar Australia’s services between Sydney and Phuket three times weekly and between Melbourne and Bangkok three times weekly both with wide-bodied A330-200 aircraft.

To celebrate, Jetstar is having a special sale with Jetsaver Light fares (carry on luggage only) from Phuket to Singapore for 299 baht.  The sale will start at 12 noon on Friday 21 August 2009 and will end on Saturday 22 August 2009, unless seats sell out prior.  Sale fares are available for travel 12 January – 9 February 2010, 23 February – 10 March 2010, 23 March – 26 May 2010. Fares are subject to availability and are not available on all flights all days. See Jetstar.com for full terms and conditions.

Source: Jetstar

Phuket, Thailand, August 2009 – A pairing of a three-Star Michelin Chef and a Master Wine Maker – a first for Phuket – has resulted in a successful collaboration, kicking off the first Sense of Occasion event at Banyan Tree Phuket.

Mr. Christian Le Squer, talented three-star Michelin Chef at Le Doyen Paris Champs Elysees and Mr. Pascal Jolivet, renowned Wine Producer from Sancerre and Pouilly Fume joined hands in creating an exquisite dining experience at Tre’ Restaurant. It was Mr. Le Squer’s first visit to the Kingdom of Thailand and Phuket.

“Sense of Occasion” proved to be a sought after event with trade personalities including Sethaphan Buddhani, TAT Phuket Director, Teerapol Chotichanapibal, VP Commercial Development & Support, Acting Director of Royal Orchid Holidays, Bert Lambrichs, VP Sales & Marketing, Diethelm Travel, Tan Han Soo, SilkAir – Manager Thailand in attendance. Journalists flying in specially from Korea, China, Middle East and USA also had the opportunity to experience the special menu.

Following the success of ‘Sense of Occasion’ in August, Master Chef Kaiseki Cuisine, Mr. Tadashi Sawauchi from Okura Tokyo’s signature Japanese restaurant, Yamazato, will visit Banyan Tree Phuket from 19th to 23rd September to showcase his signature dishes at Tre’ Restaurant.

Banyan Tree Phuket is the flagship of the Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts, which currently boasts over 20 resorts in some of the world’s most desired locations. Located over 80 acres alongside Bang Tao Beach, it is also home to the unique and exclusive destination dining experiences such as Dinner of the Senses, Dinner of the Spirit and the ‘Sanya Rak – Promise of Love’.

Source: Banyan Tree Phuket