Jetstar Pacific increase flights in Da Nang-Taipei route
Update: Oct 30, 2018
Jetstar Pacific will increase flights between the central city of Da Nang and Taipei, Taiwan (China) to five round trips per week to meet rising travelling demand, announced the budget carrier on October 26.  

The new schedule will start from October 31 and the round trips will be operated on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Each leg will take two hours and 35 minutes.

A representative of the airline said tickets of the additional flights are on sale, starting from only 280,000 VND (about 12 USD) per leg. The prices exclude tax and fee. Passengers can purchase tickets at the website, the hotline 19001550 and ticket agents nationwide. 

Jetstar Pacific is the first low-cost carrier to launch Da Nang-Taipei route in December 2016, with three flights a week. To date, the airline has carried nearly 100,000 passengers between the two destinations. 

The flight increase is expected to bolster tourism development and create favourable conditions for investors to travel to Viet Nam’s central region. 

In addition to the Da Nang-Taipei route, Jetstar Pacific and Jetstar Group operate international routes connecting the city with Hong Kong (China), Osaka (Japan) and Singapore.

Jetstar Pacific, whose two major shareholders are Vietnam Airlines and Australia-based Qantas Group, is the first budget airline in Viet Nam. It operates flights between 16 destinations in Vietnam and 180 others in 18 countries and territories around the world.

Statistics of the Tourism Bureau of Taiwan (China) show that more than 610,000 Taiwanese tourists travelled to Viet Nam in 2017. Meanwhile, there were over 380,000 Vietnamese visitors coming Taiwan in the period, a surge of 94.94 percent from a year earlier. 

Moreover, the number of visitors joining the exchange programme between Viet Nam and Taiwan is projected to reach 1.5 million in 2018.

In the first half of this year, Da Nang welcomed more than 1.6 million foreign holidaymakers, up 47.1 percent year-on-year.