Jetstar Pacific is taking over the HCMC-Chu Lai route. Photo: Mai Vong
National carrier Vietnam Airlines (VNA) will end flights between Ho Chi Minh City and the central province of Quang Nam as from this May 19, news website Saigon Times reported on Thursday.
The HCMC-Chu Lai route will be taken over by low-cost Jetstar Pacific, of which Vietnam Airlines holds a nearly 69 percent stake, it said.
On this route, Jetstar will operate three flights per week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday with A320 aircraft, the report said.
Passengers who already confirmed bookings with Vietnam Airlines, or its subsidiary Vietnam Air Service Company (VASCO), for flights on and after May 19 can ask for refunds, it said.
Alternatively, they can switch to flights operated by either Vietnam Airlines or Jetstar between HCMC and Da Nang City, Hue City and Quy Nhon Town, which are near Quang Nam, without paying extra fees.
On March 30 Vietnam Airlines cut its route between HCMC and Tuy Hoa Town in central Vietnam, which was also taken over by Jetstar, according to the report.