HANOI, March 27 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam's budget airline Jetstar Pacific on Monday launched a 180-seat Airbus A320 from the country's central Da Nang city to China's Hong Kong.
The new service was launched with the hope to meet rising travel demand between Hong Kong and central Vietnam, reported Vietnam's state-run news agency VNA, adding that this is the third international route by Jetstar Pacific from Da Nang to regional cities after those connect Da Nang with China's Taiwan and Singapore.
According to the low-cost carrier, it will operate three flights per week on Monday, Tuesday and Friday with tickets sold from 290,000 Vietnamese dong (12.7 U.S. dollars) per flight. Each flight takes about one hour and 45 minutes.
Flight from Da Nang is scheduled to take off at 10:10 local time while that from Hong Kong will return to the central city at 14:05.
The number of international tourist arrivals to Da Nang has been on the rise in recent years. In 2016, the city welcomed 1.7 million visitors, an increase of 31.6 percent from a year earlier.