On hand at Osaka Kansai to celebrate the first Jetstar Pacific Airlines flight back to Hanoi was the airline’s CCO Nguyen Tuan Anh. The 3,227-kilometre, the route will be flown four times weekly in direct competition with Vietnam Airlines.
At Da Nang Airport a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to officially open Jetstar Pacific Airlines’ new four times weekly link to Osaka Kansai. At the centre of the ribbon cutting line-up (wearing the orange hat) is Nguyen Quoc Phuong, General Director of Jetstar Pacific Airlines. The 3,381-kilometre connection will face no direct competition.
- Jetstar Pacific Airlines touched down at Osaka Kansai (KIX) for the first time on 1 September, the day on which the airline began a four times weekly service from Da Nang (DAD). The following day a route from Hanoi (HAN), which will also operate four times weekly, was also inaugurated. Both 3,381- and 3,227-kilometre sectors will be flown on the airline’s fleet of A320s, with Hanoi services going head-to-head with Vietnam Airlines which already provides a daily service on its 787s according to OAG schedules. Nguyen Quoc Phuong, General Director of Jetstar Pacific Airlines, said at a press conference at the Da Nang launch that the airline has already sold 20,000 tickets for both routes. Osaka Kansai becomes the airline’s first destination in Japan, with its other international markets this summer being South Korea, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Thailand and Singapore.