Low-cost carrier Jetstar Pacific announced on March 15 that it is ready to launch a new air route between Ho Chi Minh City and Tuy Hoa city in the central province of Phu Yen later this month.

According to Jetstar Pacific Deputy Director Nguyen Anh Tuan, the airline will conduct 3 round flights on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday every week, using an Airbus A320.

The flights are scheduled to take off at 4:15 pm from Ho Chi Minh City and 4:15 pm from Tuy Hoa. The flight will take 1 hour each way.

Nearly 4,000 passengers have booked tickets on the route so far, Tuan said, adding that his firm will add more flights on the route in the future to meet the increasing demand of travelers. The company is also considering opening a new route between Hanoi and Tuy Hoa in 2015.

Chairman of the People’s Committee of Phu Yen province, Pham Dinh Cu, said the launch of the route will help promote images of the locality, thus effectively tapping its potential for developing tourism.-VNA