Vietjet, an international low-cost airline from Vietnam on Wednesday announced four new flights connecting India and Vietnam in a phased manner starting from April 29.
- Mumbai – Hanoi
- Mumbai – Ho Chi Minh City
- New Delhi – Phu Quoc and
- Mumbai – Phu Quoc… are among them.
According to the airline, the Delhi-Hanoi and Delhi-Ho Chi Minh City routes, which were both operational prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, will restart on April 29 and April 30, respectively.
Vietjet also stated that direct flights between Mumbai And Ho Chi Minh City with four weekly return flights starting June 03 and between Mumbai and Hanoi will begin from June 04, with three weekly return flights.
“From September 9, onwards, the Mumbai – Phu Quoc route will operate four round trips per week while the New Delhi – Phu Quoc will operate with a frequency of three round trips per week,” it added.
Vietjet Managing Director Dinh Viet Phuong said;
“With flights of just over five hours per leg, and a convenient flight schedule on offer throughout the week, Vietjet’s renewed and increased connectivity between Vietnam and India will create many more trade and tourism opportunities between the two countries, helping to boost the economies of both.”
It is worth noting that India resumed scheduled international flights on March 27 after a two-year-long hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
During this time, only very few international passenger flights to and from India were available because to air bubble agreements with select countries and there was no such air bubble agreement between India and Vietnam.
Prior to the Covid-19 outbreak, Vietjet used to operate two direct routes connecting India’s capital city of New Delhi with Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi and the financial powerhouse of Ho Chi Minh City, as well as charter flights from Vietnam to the Indian Buddhist pilgrimage site of Bodh Gaya.