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Ho Chi Minh City - Chu Lai route opened by two low-cost airlines

Wed, 22 Apr 2015. Last updated Tue, 07 Aug 2018 14:49

From May 2015, Jetstar Pacific Airlines and VietJet Air will open Ho Chi Minh - Chu Lai route. Accordingly, Jetstar will have three flights per week, while Vietjet operates four flights per week with the passenger transfer support by Quang Nam province.

In May 2015, two low-cost airlines of Jetstar Pacific Airlines (Jetstar Pacific) and VietJet Air will open new Ho Chi Minh City - Chu Lai route. On April 15, Mr. Tran Dinh Tung - Deputy Chairman of Quang Nam People's Committee along with representatives of departments and relevant branches had a meeting with Jetstar Pacific Airlines to discuss about the launch of Ho Chi Minh City - Chu Lai route. At the meeting, the leaders of Jetstar Pacific said that on May 19, 2015 the airline would officially operate Ho Chi Minh City - Chu Lai flights with the frequency of 3 flights per week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays by Airbus A320 with the capacity of 180 passengers.

Jetstar Pacific Airlines at Tan Son Nhat International Airport

Mr. Tran Dinh Tung applauded and supported the guideline on opening the new route of Ho Chi Minh City - Chu Lai - Ho Chi Minh City of Jetstar Pacific Airlines. He also said that many favorable conditions will be created to open the new route effectively. The Vice Chairman of Quang Nam People's Committee also agreed to support Jetstar in transporting passengers to the airport and promoting the new route on mass media... At the same time, it is expected that after the launch, the airline will gradually increase the frequency of flights, develop more services, incentives to meet the demand of passengers. Previously, the province also agreed that VietJet Air to open new route from Ho Chi Minh to Chu Lai and vice versa with the frequency of 4 flights per week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. The first flights from Chu Lai to Ho Chi Minh City will be officially opened on May 27, 2015.

To facilicate low-cost airlines to operate flights effectively, the administration of Chu Lai Airport is conducting improvement on infrastructure and technique to meet the exploitation demand of new routes in the future. In addition, Quang Nam will support promotions in mass media, transfer finance of taking passengers from Tam Ky City to Chu Lai Airport and vice versa. The province also orders airlines to diversify services to provide various services to passengers.

Press conference on opening Ho Chi Minh - Chu Lai route

Jetstar Pacific Airlines Joint Stock Aviation Company, also known as Jetstar Pacific is the first low-cost airline in Vietnam with its headquarter at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. With the purpose of providing cheap airfairs everday, at present Jetstar Pacific is conducting its transportation system to almost destinations in Vietnam by Airbus A320 with 180 seats. At present, Jestar Pacific Airlines is operating flights to 12 domestic Destinations in Vietnam, and three international destinations to Singapore, Bangkok, and Macao.

Vietjet Aviation Joint Stock Company aka VietJet Air is the first private airline in Vietnam with its headquarters at Tan Son Nhat International Airport and its branch at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi. VietJet Air was founded by three main shareholders of T&C Corporation, Sovico Holdings Corporation, and HD Bank with the initial charter capital of 600 billion dong (equal to US $37.5 million) at the time of contribution. The company was approved by the Minister of Vietnam Finance in November 2007, and it became the 4th airline in Vietnam, after Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Pacific and Vietnam Aviation Service Company (VASCO). Vietjet is having direct flights to 15 domestic destinations in Vietnam and six international destinations to Bangkok, Siem Reap, Singapore, Seoul, Vladovostok, and Taipei.

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