Jetstar Pacific A320 planes. (Source: Jetstar Pacific)

Da Nang (VNA) – The low-cost airline Jetstar Pacific officially inaugurated its direct air route connecting Da Nang city in central Vietnam to Taiwan’s Taipei on December 2.

It is Jetstar’s first direct air route between Vietnam’s central region and Taiwan.

The airline uses Airbus A320 on the route with three two-way flights each week on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday and is capable of serving 51,000 passengers per year.

The move is part of the airline’s plan to expand its services in northeast Asia.

In the first nine months of 2016, 382,000 Taiwanese visited Vietnam, up 16 percent year on year.

On the occasion, Jetstar Pacific opened the sale of 11,000 tickets priced from 11,000 VND applicable to 16 domestic routes from December 2-4.

Jetstar Pacific is a member of Jetstar Group, a leading low-cost air brand in the Asia-Pacific and is operating 46 flights each week to Taipei from Singapore and Japan, connecting with Jetstar Pacific’s 34 domestic and international routes.-VNA