Jestar Pacific aircraft (Photo: Jestar Pacific)

Da Nang (VNA) – The 180-seat Airbus A320 of Jetstar Pacific en route from Da Nang landed in Hong Kong (China) on March 27, marking a new connection between the central resort city and the Chinese territory.

The new service was launched with the hope to meet rising travel demand between Hong Kong and central Vietnam. It is the third international route by Jetstar Pacific and Jetstar Group from Da Nang to foreign cities after those connecting Da Nang with Taipei (China) and Singapore.

According to the low-cost carrier, it will operate three flights per week on Monday, Tuesday and Friday with tickets sold from only 290,000 VND (12.7 USD) per flight. Each flight takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Flight from Da Nang is scheduled to take off at 10:10 while that from Hong Kong will return to the central city at 14:05.

The number of international tourist arrivals to Da Nang has been on the rise in recent years. In 2016, the city welcomed 1.7 million visitors, an increase of 31.6 percent from a year earlier.

Cathay Dragon and Hongkong Express have also operated their services from Da Nang to Hong Kong with 7 flights and 3 flights per week, respectively.-VNA