Jetstar’s new route is one in the eye for Air Asia, whose Singapore-Hangzhou route involves changing in KL. But they’re not taking it lying down. Their new, direct Singapore-Chiang Mai route, launched at the end of Jan, means the northern Thai city is now less than three hours flying time away, cutting out that painful transfer in Bangkok. Return fares start from as low as $270, including taxes. Hit up www.airasia.com for the latest prices.