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October 19, 2016 Aviation No Comments Email Email

One of Vietnam’s top low-cost carriers, Jetstar Pacific, today announced four new direct international services that will expand its footprint further into Northeast Asia, giving travellers lower fares to Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Taipei.

From 18 November, Jetstar Pacific will operate four return weekly services between Ho Chi Minh City and Hong Kong.

From 1 December, the airline will operate a new daily return service between Hanoi and Guangzhou.

From 2 December, the airline will operate:

  • Five return weekly services between Ho Chi Minh City and Guangzhou; and
  • Three return weekly services from Da Nang to Taipei.

This announcement comes as tourism numbers from China to Vietnam have soared significantly. In the first nine months of 2016, there were 1,987,603 tourist arrivals from China to Vietnam, a nearly 58 per cent year-on-year increase.

Hong Kong and Taipei continue to be top regional destinations for Vietnamese travellers, who love the extensive shopping, restaurants and various attractions that both cities offer. Guangzhou, on the other hand, is China’s third largest city after Beijing and Shanghai. As one of China’s most important transport hubs, Guangzhou will remain a key destination for business and commerce as well.

“Jetstar Pacific’s new direct services offer travellers lower fares between China and Vietnam. This allows us to meet strong inbound and outbound market demand between the two nations,” Mr. Le Hong Ha, CEO of Jetstar Pacific Airlines, said.

“Northeast Asia has terrific potential as a tourism market. This is the key reason why we have selected these markets for our international network expansion. Jetstar Pacific is always looking for more opportunities to give travellers opportunities to expand their travel horizons, connecting with Jetstar Group’s networks as well as more opportunities to showcase Vietnam to the world. Our everyday low fares have again made this possible, alongside class-leading services and safety at affordable prices,” Mr. Ha added.

All flights will be operated by the carrier’s fleet of Airbus A320s, which is expanding with three new aircraft arriving in the coming months. By 2017, the carrier’s fleet will grow to 24 aircraft to support its domestic and international network expansion.

Jetstar’s network across Asia and Australia, allows travellers to connect to more than 75 destinations in 17 countries and 4,000 weekly flights. The Jetstar Group includes Jetstar Airways (Australia), Jetstar Japan (Japan), Jetstar Asia (Singapore) and Jetstar Pacific.

Jetstar Pacific is owned by two main shareholders – Vietnam Airlines and Qantas Airways (Australia).

To commemorate the launch of its new international services, Jetstar Pacific has rolled out its ‘Three destinations, four new routes and five days’ offer, with prices starting from VND68,000. Sale starts at 9am on 18 October until 11am on 22 October. Terms and conditions apply.

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