Low-cost carrier Jetstar Pacific on October 18 announced the opening of four new international routes to Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Taipei.
Jetstar Pacific opens four routes to Northeast Asia
The Ho Chi Minh City – Hong Kong route will be launched on November 18 with four flights per week while the Hanoi-Guangzhou route will be put into operation on December 1 with one flight per day.
On December 2, both the Ho Chi Minh-Guangzhou route with five flights per week and the Da Nang – Taipei route with three flights per week will be inaugurated.
These flights will be operated by Airbus 320 aircraft.
According to Jetstar Pacific General Director Le Hong Ha, Northeast Asia is a potential tourism market and the opening of the routes will provide more opportunities for travellers to explore new lands in the region.
The new routes come along with a promotion programme during which tickets to the three Northeast Asian destinations and others will be from 68,000 VND (3.06 USD). The programme runs between October 18 and 22 at www.jetstar.com .
As the Vietnam Women’s Day (October 20) approaches, the airline said it will offer gifts and free tickets to lucky female passengers.
Jetstar Pacific is a member of Jetstar Group, one of Asia Pacific’s largest low-budget airlines. It is operating 105 Airbus A320s on about 4,000 flights to 75 destinations in 17 countries and territories.
Jetstar Pacific bans Galaxy Note 7 aboard
Low-budget Jetstar Pacific airlines, on October 18, said it forbids any passengers from carrying Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones aboard.
To ensure maximum safety for Jetstar flights, the transport of the phone will be rejected completely.
Previously, many foreign airlines and the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines also issued the same ban following reports on battery fires of the smartphone.
The explosion risk has forced Samsung to stop production of Galaxy Note 7 and recall 2.5 million phones in 10 markets.