Vietjet to Launch Direct Flight Between Ho Chi Minh City and Kochi, Fares Starting From ₹5555

Vietnamese airline Vietjet is set to revolutionize travel between Ho Chi Minh City and Kochi with the introduction of the first-ever non-stop flight on August 12. The new route aims to boost economic, trade, and tourism collaboration between Vietnam and South India, offering convenient travel options for exploring diverse destinations.

Vietjet, a leading Vietnamese airline, revealed plans to launch the first-ever non-stop airline flight between Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam and Kochi in India.

According to the airline’s statement released on Thursday, VietJet is to operate 4 weekly flights between both cities and the new route is scheduled to commence operations effective from August 12, 2023.

VietJet Kochi-HCMC Flight Schedule

Vietjet’s new Kochi-HCMC route will offer passengers the convenience of four weekly flights, with departures from each city on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

The flights from Kochi will take off at 23:50 local time, reaching Ho Chi Minh City at 06:40 local time. Return flights will depart from Ho Chi Minh City at 19:20 local time, arriving in Kochi at 22:50 local time.

DepartureDep. TimeArrivalArr. TimeDays of Ops
Kochi23:50Ho Chi Minh City06:40Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
Ho Chi Minh City19:20Kochi22:50Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat

This strategic addition complements Vietjet’s existing flights to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City from key Indian cities, including Mumbai, Delhi, and Ahmedabad.

Promotional Fare

Furthermore, Vietjet announced special promotions exclusively for Indian travellers, including one-way economy-class tickets starting from Rs 5,555 (with conditions) during sales every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

VietJet Ho Chi Minh City Kochi Flight

Business class fares will also be available at discounted rates, subject to availability.

A Boost to Economic, Trade, and Tourism Collaboration

Nguyen Thanh Hai, the Vietnamese Ambassador to India, hailed the introduction of this new air route as a significant breakthrough, fostering economic, trade, and tourism cooperation as well as people-to-people exchanges between Vietnam and South India.


The convenient geographical location of Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam, in general, will enable visitors to effortlessly explore various destinations within Vietnam and beyond, connecting with countries and regions worldwide.

New Opportunities for Growth

Jay L Lingeswara, Vice President of Commerce at Vietjet, expressed confidence in the airline’s ability to make substantial contributions to the tourism growth of both Kerala, India, and Vietnam.

Vietjet’s wide range of products and services, complemented by competitive and reasonable fares, aims to attract tourists and stimulate travel between the two regions.

A Promising Future

With the launch of this non-stop flight, Vietjet aims to establish itself as a key facilitator in the growing tourism sector between Ho Chi Minh City and Kochi.


By promoting seamless travel and fostering bilateral relationships, the airline aspires to create new opportunities for business collaboration, cultural exchange, and mutual growth.

Vietjet’s ambitious venture marks an exciting development in the realm of international air travel, opening up a gateway between Vietnam and South India.

As the August 12 launch approaches, anticipation builds among travellers, who eagerly await the opportunity to embark on a seamless journey between these vibrant destinations.

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Manish Khandelwal
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