Jetstar launches new direct flights to Hat Yai

Jetstar Asia on Thursday (July 27) announced a new direct service from Singapore to Hat Yai, the largest city in Southern Thailand.

Traditionally, Hat Yai has been a popular destination for a 12-hour road trip from Singapore, for travellers who enjoy self drive-holidays.

However, with Jetstar's new direct flights, travellers who want to save on travel time will now be able to fly straight to Hat Yai, and do it visa-free for 30 days.

The flight on the airline's A320 aircraft will be approximately 1h 45 min.

Located near the border between Malaysia and Thailand, Hat Yai is popular for its beaches, nearby islands, Khlong Hae Floating Market, Ton Nga Chang Waterfall, Songkla Lake, parks and observatories and perhaps still unknown to many, bull-fighting.

The city is also known for its shopping, entertainment and dining options.

One-way prices start at $85, but promotional fares are on sale today from S$37.