Vietjet, a Vietnamese international low-cost carrier on Thursday officially launched four new additional direct flights linking top destinations of India and Vietnam including;
- Mumbai – Ho Chi Minh City
- Mumbai – Hanoi
- Mumbai – Phu Quoc and
- New Delhi- Phu Quoc
The new routes were inaugurated in Mumbai during a visit by officials from Ho Chi Minh City to honour India and Vietnam’s 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations.
The event was attended by Phan Thi Thang, Vice Chairwoman of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, members of the Consulate General of Vietnam in Mumbai, and Vietjet officials.
Vietjet India-Vietnam Flights
Beginning September 9, 2022, the Mumbai-Phu Quoc route will run four weekly flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. The flights between New Delhi and Phu Quoc will also commence on September 9 with three weekly flights on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.
It is worth noting that the routes from Ho Chi Minh City/Hanoi to Mumbai have already begun service in early June 2022.
Similarly, the two countries’ first direct flights between New Delhi and Ho Chi Minh City/Hanoi commenced operations in April, with three to four flights per week on each route. Passengers may book tickets for these routes anytime, with one-way fares starting at just US$18.
Nguyen Thanh Son, Vietjet’s Vice President said;
“Vietjet’s Vietnam-India flight network expansion will boost and strengthen travel connectivity and trade ties between the two countries. We have been the first carrier operating direct services between Vietnam’s capital city Hanoi and its largest city of Ho Chi Minh with India’s capital city New Delhi.”
“Vietjet’s flight network covering up to six direct routes between Vietnam and India also marks a milestone in the two countries’ 50 years of diplomatic relations, since 1972. We will progressively expand the flight connection between the two countries in the coming time while constantly enhancing service quality along with technology adoption to bring our passengers the best flying experience,” Mr Son added.
With a flight time of just over five hours per leg and diversified flight schedules throughout the week, Vietjet’s direct flights have eased travelling from India to the ‘lands to remember’ of Vietnam including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Phu Quoc.
Passengers can now easily connect to Vietnam’s other attractive destinations such as Ha Long Bay, Da Nang and famous heritage sites in the central region, etc. or quickly transfer across Southeast and Northeast Asia thanks to Vietjet’s expansive international network. Vietjet’s direct flights between Vietnam and India have also enabled tourists to explore diverse cultures, religions, and culinary and tourist attractions in India.
It is worth mentioning that Vietnam has removed Covid-19 travel restrictions and allowed travellers to enter the country just as they did prior to the pandemic. The Southeast Asian country is eager to welcome worldwide visitors to discover its stunning beauty.