Travel news:

Jetstar Pacific signals expansion

Vietnamese  airline, Jetstar Pacific, is buying 10 additional Airbus A320ceo aircraft.

The new planes will join the carrier’s existing  fleet of 12 leased A320 aircraft – and the former marks the airline’s first direct purchase from Airbus.

Based in Ho Chi Minhn City, Jetstar Pacific  is a joint venture between Vietnam Airlines – which owns 70% of the company – and the Qantas Group.

Jetstar Pacific operates  over 33 domestic and international routes, as part of the larger Jetstar Group.

Chief Executive, Le Hong Ha, said the new aircraft would be used primarily to expand the international network from Vietnam.

“As competition grows in Vietnam, we believe that the A320 will place us well to attract a growing share of the market.”

Airbus says A320 aircraft seat from 100 to 240 passengers.

Photo: courtesy Airbus

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Ian Roberts is a veteran Australian journalist, PR man and writer/reviewer on accommodation and travel. Over many decades, Ian has travelled widely reporting and recording his experiences. His newsy columns - including Memorable Destination - have gained a big following among people seeking suggestions and objective information about accommodation, travel and destinations world-wide. Along with wife, Sue and her camera, Ian has taken up a particular challenge to help budget conscious seniors 50 and upward with travel and accommodation ideas - including suggestions for holding family reunions. Readers in Ian's home city of Newcastle Australia may also be aware of his travel and accommodation column in a local newspaper.

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