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Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) - Jetstar Pacific Airlines began operation of its new route connecting Hue in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue with Nha Trang in central Khanh Hoa province on April 26, serving its first 150 passengers on the flight using an Airbus A320.

Jetstar General Director Le Hong Ha said the route is part of a code-sharing strategy between his firm and national flag carrierVietnam Airlines, which aims to diversify the two airlines’ products as well as promote tourism development in the two localities.

As scheduled, the low-cost carrier will operate two return flights a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays, to meet travel, economic and tourism demands.

Jetstar said it will add more flights on the route if demand increases.

Over a million foreign tourists visit the ancient city of Hue every year, and from there many want to arrive next at the beach resort city of Nha Trang . Tourists and travel agencies can now take advantage of the new route to design tours between the two localities.

In November last year, Jetstar Pacific added three new domestic routes, connecting HCM City with Da Lat in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong; Vinh in the central province of Nghe An to Cam Ranh in the central province of Khanh Hoa; and Hanoi with Tuy Hoa in the central province of Phu Yen.

The airline is a member of the Jetstar Group, a leading low-cost airline brand in Asia-Pacific, with a fleet of 75 aircraft and a network of routes in 17 countries. It is currently operating a total of 31 domestic and international routes.-VNA