VIETNAM-based LCC Jetstar Pacific will launch its first Ho Chi Minh City-Singapore flight on October 27.
Sister airline Jetstar Asia currently operates three daily flights between Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City, with Jetstar Pacific’s new service becoming the fourth daily connection.
Jetstar Pacific’s flights depart Ho Chi Minh City at 07.05 to land in Singapore at 08.15, and return flights leave Singapore at 11.15 and arrive in Ho Chi Minh City at 12.15.
Separately, the LCC is also introducing a new domestic route from Ho Chi Minh City to Thanh Hoa in the north.
Jetstar Group’s executive manager of planning and airline partnerships, Alistair Hartley, said Vietnam is one of the fastest growing domestic aviation markets in the world with 19 per cent domestic traffic growth in 2013, according to the Vietnamese Civil Aviation Authority.
“Jetstar Pacific’s new services will allow it to capitalise on the evolving opportunities in the Vietnamese markets,” Hartley said. “With Vietnam’s double-digit domestic travel growth and very low levels of LCCs operating on international routes to and from Vietnam, growth of the Jetstar Pacific fleet and network will help unlock the full potential of this market.”