Low-cost carrier Jetstar Pacific Airlines (JPA) on April 8 announced the launch of a direct flight between Hanoi and Da Lat City in Central Highlands Lam Dong province from June 1.

The daily flights, using 180-seat Airbus 320, will depart at 7:15 am from the Noi Bai International Airport and at 9:40pm from the Lien Khuong Airport.

The flight duration is 1 hour and 50 minutes each way.

The Hanoi-Da Lat route—together with four other routes linking Central Highlands Buon Ma Thuot City with Ho Chi Minh City, central Vinh city, northern central Thanh Hoa province and northern port city of Hai Phong—will boost tourism development in the region, said JPA General Director Le Hong Ha.

The carrier operates 16 domestic and four international routes with a fleet of 10 Airbus A320 and A321.-VNA