If regulatory bodies push through with a decision by November, Jetstar Asia will operate four flights a week from Singapore to Hat Yai, to meet the demand for visa-free travel between Singapore and Thailand.

Hat Yai, the largest city in Southern Thailand, known for its shopping, entertainment and dining options, is a very popular destination for travellers from Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

What to do in Hai Yat

Popular tourist attractions in Hat Yai include beaches, nearby islands, Khlong Hae Floating Market, Ton Nga Chang Waterfall, Songkla Lake, parks and observatories and, unknown to many, bull-fighting.

Located at the border between Malaysia and Thailand, Hat Yai is also a traditionally popular destination for a 12-hour road trip from Singapore, for travellers who enjoy drive-holidays.

However, the recent change in the visa requirements by the Thai government for returning visitors by land, has impacted the number of travellers into the border city.

Visa-free travel

With Jetstar’s new direct service to Hat Yai, returning and new travellers will now be able to fly direct to Hat Yai visa-free for 30 days while allowing them to save on their travel time.

Flight number

ROUTE

DAYS OF OPERATION

TIMINGS* (Local)

3K571

Singapore – Hat Yai

Monday, Sunday

2005/2035

3K572

Hat Yai – Singapore

Monday, Sunday

2145/0025

3K571

Singapore – Hat Yai

Wednesday

1930/1955

3K572

Hat Yai – Singapore

Wednesday

2035/2315

3K571

Singapore – Hat Yai

Friday

1815/1845

3K572

Hat Yai – Singapore

Friday

1935/2205

 

 *subject to regulatory approval