Local media reported representatives from travel agencies supported the proposal at a meeting with Jetstar held late last week.

The airline agreed that in the immediate future it would offer two flights weekly, a major increase from the two token flights a month that the airline offers at present.

he plan is expected to help travel companies offer two-way tours between the two cities.

Jetstar reported that the twice-monthly flights between Hue and Bangkok have an average cabin factor of 70%, according to the report.

However, the airline admitted it was very difficult to build any serious traffic with a route that was not served weekly. The present service operates as a scheduled charter relying on travel agencies to pre sell bookings to tour groups.

The province also pledged to launch support policies for travel agencies to promote tours to attract more tourists on the Hue – Bangkok route.

More than 470,000 tourists, including over 175,000 foreigners, visited heritage sites in Hue during the first two months of 2017.

This year, the province targets 3.3 to 3.5 million tourists, of which foreign visitors account for 40% to 45%.

Thua Thien-Hue province has 128 km of coastline, 22,000 ha of lagoons and over 200,000 ha of forest. There is an extensive complex of imperial tombs and temples in Hue. The province capital city Hue is best known for its ruined Imperial City that is now a World Heritage site.

By Wanwisa Ngamsangchaikit - TTR Weekly - March 23, 2017