Jetstar to launch Da Nang-Osaka route hinh anh 1An Aircraft Aibus A-320 of Jetstar Pacific Airlines lands in Da Nang International Airport. (Photo: VNA)

Da Nang (VNA)Jetstar Pacific Airlines plans to launch its new route from the central city of Da Nang to Osaka, Japan, in August with four flights per week.

It will be the first new international flight launched by Jetstar Pacific this year. The airline will use a 180-seat Airbus A320 for the seven-hour flight.

The airline said the new route would meet the increasing demand for low-cost travel between Da Nang and Osaka.

In 2014, the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines officially launched the first direct flight connecting Narita Airport, Tokyo, and Da Nang with seven direct flights per week.

The operation of Da Nang-Osaka would give another choice to tourists visiting destinations in the central region.

The number of Japanese tourists to the central city is expected to grow from 15 to 20 percent due to the launch of direct flights.-VNA