Jetstar Pacific Airlines facts for kids
|Founded||December 1990 (as Pacific Airlines)|
|Commenced operations||April 1991|
|Hubs||Tan Son Nhat International Airport|
|Company slogan||It's All About Choice|
|Parent company||Vietnam Airlines (70%)|
|Headquarters||Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam|
Jetstar Pacific Airlines Joint Stock Aviation Company (operating as Jetstar Pacific) is a low-cost airline headquartered in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. With its hub at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Ho Chi Minh City, operates scheduled domestic and international services along with charter flights.
The airline, formerly known as Pacific Airlines, began operations in 1991, flying chartered cargo services. From 1996 to 2005, the airline, along with other local companies, operated under the government-owned Vietnam Airlines Corporation. Having by now operated passenger services, Pacific Airlines then came under the control of the government itself. In 2007, the Vietnamese government sold a portion of its shares to Qantas, and as such airline adopted a low-cost operations model and adopted its current name on 23 May 2008, becoming part of the Jetstar network.
In February 2012, Vietnam Airlines bought a 70% stake in the company. As part of its expansion plan, it is intended that Jetstar Pacific will have up to 15 Airbus A320 aircraft by the end of 2015 and up to 30 aircraft by 2020.
Jetstar Pacific operates more than 40 daily flights to domestic destinations from its main hub at Tan Son Nhat International Airport.
As a low-cost carrier, Jetstar Pacific does not include in-flight catering in its fares. Instead it has a buy-on-board service offering food and drinks for purchase. Unlike its sister carriers, JPA does not operate medium-haul routes, and as such does not offer in-flight entertainment.
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A Pacific Airlines Boeing 737-300 in Berlin, 1996
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