Vietnam low-cost airline adds two more domestic routes

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Passengers get off a Jestar Pacific aircraft in central Vietnam. PHOTO COURTESY OF TUOI TRE

Vietnam budget airliner Jetstar Pacific has announced it will open two more domestic routes next month after receiving a new Airbus aircraft.

Set to open on December 15, the two new flights will connect Ho Chi Minh City with Nha Trang City in central Vietnam and with Phu Quoc island in the south, Tuoi Tre newspaper reported Thursday.

Two roundtrip flights will depart in HCMC at 12:10 p.m. to Nha Trang and at 1:10 p.m. to Phu Quoc and return to HCMC at 1:40 p.m. from Nha Trang and at 2:35 p.m. from Phu Quoc everyday.

Le Hong Ha, general director of Jetstar Pacific, said his company will get one more Airbus A320 early next month and yet another early next year. The acquisitions would increase the carrier's  Airbus A320 aircraft fleet to seven, he added.

From noon November 8 to the end of November 11, Jestar Pacific will sell cheap tickets, priced from VND279,000 (US$13.23) for a one-way flight from HCMC to Phu Quoc and Nha Trang from December 15 to January 16, 2014.

The airliner also has promotions on flights from HCMC and Hanoi to Da Nang with tickets priced at VND399,000 ($18.92) for a one-way flight and from HCMC to Vinh for VND749,000 ($35.5). These rates apply for flights departing between November 19 and December 18.

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