Jetstar Pacific launches Dong Hoi-Chiang Mai service

Saturday, 2017-08-12 15:15:07
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Welcoming the first aircraft to Dong Hoi airport on the new flight from Quang Binh to Chiang Mai (Thailand). (Credit: NDO)
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NDO/VNA – Low-cost airline Jetstar Pacific officially launched a direct service between Dong Hoi airport in Vietnam’s Quang Binh central province and Chiang Mai in northern Thailand on August 11.

>>> Jetstar Pacific to launch Dong Hoi – Chiang Mai flight

The first flight from Dong Hoi airport to Chiang Mai carried nearly 180 passengers while the return flight had more than 150 travellers on board.

The service’s launch is part of the cooperation agreement between the airline and Quang Binh’s authorities aiming at serving increasing travelling demand and stimulating tourism growth in Vietnam’s central region and Thailand’s northern localities.

According to Jetstar Pacific, nearly 5,000 tickets on the route have been booked. In the initial period, the airline will operate two two-way flights on this route each week, on the days of Monday and Friday.

The Quang Binh-Chiang Mai flight takes only 1 hour and 40 minutes, compared to two days if travelling by car.

Tickets are available at www.jetstar.com and all tickets start from VND620,000 (US$27.3) for a one way flight.

The low-cost airline is operating several services between Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok. The airline plans to open a route connecting Da Nang in central Vietnam and Japan’s Osaka on September 1 and Hanoi-Osaka on September 2.

Being the first low-cost airline in Vietnam, Jetstar Pacific is operating 36 domestic and international routes, which are linked with the network of Jetstar Group covering 80 destinations in 17 countries in Asia-Pacific. It has two main shareholders one being the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and the other being Qantas Airways.