Vietjet expands international network, announcing the commercial launch of direct route between Phu Quoc and Hong Kong

(Hong Kong, April 09, 2019) – Today in Hong Kong, Vietjet announced the commercial launch of a new route linking Phu Quoc and Hong Kong – one of the most well-known destinations in Asia and its operation plan for the Hong Kong market.

Attending the announcement in Hong Kong were Vietnam’s Consul General in Hong Kong, Mr. Tran Thanh Huan, Deputy Director - General of Civil Aviation Authority in Hong Kong, Captain Victor Liu, Vietjet Managing Director Luu Duc Khanh, Vietjet Vice President Nguyen Thanh Son as well as various representatives of authorities and travel agents from both Vietnam and Hong Kong.

The Phu Quoc - Hong Kong route will operate return flights with a frequency of four flights per week, starting from April 19, 2019. With a flight time of 2 hours and 45 minutes per leg, the flight will depart Phu Quoc at 10:50 in the morning and land in Hong Kong at 14:35; the return flight will depart from Hong Kong at 15:40 and arrive in Phu Quoc at 17:25 (all local times). The new route’s tickets are now available via website www.vietjetair.com.

Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Luu Duc Khanh, Vietjet Managing Director, said: “After nearly three years of operating our Ho Chi Minh City-Hong Kong route, Vietjet has gained the love and trust of the Hong Kong residents, businesspersons and international tourists, and contributing positively to the promotion of air travel and trade between Vietnam and Hong Kong as well as across the region. We have transported more than 300,000 passengers on this route, which includes a significant number of transit passengers who boarded in Hong Kong. We are very confident that this new direct route between Phu Quoc and Hong Kong, the first direct flight connecting the two destinations, will make the flying dreams of millions of people come true while also enhancing the flying experience and reduce travel time for passengers. Our fleet of new, modern Airbus planes, staffed by our multinational flight crews, are ready to welcome all of the first passengers travelling between Phu Quoc and Hong Kong this April.  Besides our world-class standard services, we will be keeping our passenger entertained with surprises and exciting in-flight experience.”

Hong Kong is known as one of the world’s leading centers of finance and commerce, and as a hub for numerous major corporations with headquarters in the Asia-Pacific region. With a blend of Western and Eastern cultures, a vast variety of cuisines, and a developed entertainment industry, Hong Kong is the most loved destination for tourism and shopping for many travellers.

Attending the event, Captain Victor Liu, Deputy Director - General of Civil Aviation Authority in Hong Kong congratulated Vietjet's launch of the new service. He remarked that “Vietnam and Hong Kong have enjoyed very good and long-standing economic and social relations.  With the addition of the direct passenger services between Hong Kong and Phu Quoc, it will no doubt further enrich the bilateral links between Hong Kong and Vietnam.”

Known as “the Pearl Island”, Phu Quoc is the biggest island belonging to Vietnam. As one of the most talked-about tourism destinations in Asia with beautiful beaches and friendly local people, Phu Quoc has attracted strong levels of investment in hotels and resorts in recent years and become one of the most popular holiday destinations in Vietnam. Adding to the island’s appeal, international travellers are exempt from visas for visits of 30 days or less.

With a network of 108 routes, Vietjet operates safe flights with a technical reliability rate of 99.64% — the highest rate in the Asia Pacific region. As a fully-fledged member of International Air Transport Association (IATA), Vietjet has obtained the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate and has been awarded a 7-star ranking, the world’s highest rate for safety, by AirlineRatings.

Offering affordable tickets, diverse ticket classes, attractive promotions, the carrier also creates memorable flying experiences for passengers on new aircraft with comfy seats, a choice of nine delicious hot meals served by beautiful and friendly cabin crew, and many other attractive added-on services.