Sunday, June 11, 2017

Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Pacific promote tourism in Japan

NDO/ VNA – National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and budget airline Jetstar Pacific, in conjunction with Hanoi city, hosted a workshop in Saitama prefecture on June 9 to promote Vietnam’s tourism potential on the Japanese market.
During the event, the two carriers introduced tourism potentials of Hanoi in particular and Vietnam in general, as well as direct flights between the two nations.
Vietnam Airlines is the largest carrier operating direct flights between Vietnam and Japan with an average of 70 trips per week on 10 routes connecting Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang with Haneda, Narita, Kansai (Osaka), Centrair (Nagoya) and Fukuoka.
Since its first flight in 1994, Vietnam Airlines has served 10 million people, accounting for 65 percent of the market share.
Meanwhile, Jetstar Pacific announced it will open two direct routes linking Ha Noi and Da Nang with Osaka, becoming Vietnam’s first low-cost airline to offer direct services to Japan.
The first flight is schedule to begin in early September this year with four round-trips per week using the 180-seater Airbus A320.
Both carriers are implementing a dual brand strategy to diversify products to meet customers’ demand and enhance their popularity on both domestic and foreign markets.

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