SINGAPORE, 8 December 2015: Jetstar’s newest route linking Singapore with Vietnam’s Danang was launched last Friday, introducing low fares to one of Asia’s newest destinations for festive season travellers.
Jetstar Asia is the first LCC to connect Danang and Singapore, offering three flights weekly.
Jetstar Asia CEO, Barathan Pasupathi, who was on the inaugural flight 3K541 that departed, 4 December, said the service will be a favourite with customers from Singapore and beyond.
Singaporeans are famous for taking short break holidays and three hours flying time is about the maximum they are will to accept for a long-weekend break.
Bali is the top destination, but direct flights to Phuket are also popular.”
“Families, business travellers and transit passengers alike will enjoy its pristine beaches, temples and world-famous heritage cities such as Hoi An and Hue,” said Pasupathi.
Danang is well-known for its coastal beauty, golf courses and landmarks that reflect the influences of the traditional Champa kingdom as well as Japanese, Chinese and French cultures over the centuries.
These new services will boost cooperation with Jetstar Pacific, which currently connects to 16 domestic destinations in Vietnam and six international destinations.
Danang is the second port in Vietnam that Jetstar Asia serves after it launched flights tor Ho Chi Minh City.
Danang Department of Culture, Sports, deputy director Tran Chi Cuong, welcomed the inaugural flight.
“LCCs have been operating in ASEAN for many years and we recognise the positive transformation that Jetstar and other low-fares carriers have made on tourism and the economy.”
“Tourism to Danang is on the rise and we expect to welcome close to 4.6 million visitors by the end of 2015.”
The largest group of travellers to Vietnam come from Southeast Asia and Asia the director noted.
The direct service departs Singapore on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, using a 180-seat Airbus A320.
The airline also started a service to the Indonesian city of Palembang 3 December and will launch a service to Pekanbaru 10 December.