(Da Nang, October 31, 2019) – New-age carrier Vietjet has officially commenced its latest international service, connecting the coastal city of Da Nang in Central Vietnam with Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport, marking the airline’s 5th route between the two countries. This is the first direct service between Da Nang and Haneda, the busiest airport in all of Japan, and one of Asia’s most bustling airports. Located less than 30 minutes from downtown Tokyo, the airport is highly convenient for businesspeople and leisure travellers flying into the Japanese capital. It is also one of the region’s biggest transit hub between Asian countries to Western ones with a significant network of both domestic and international flights.
Many distinguished guests attended the flight’s inaugural ceremony in Da Nang International Airport, including the Permanent Vice Chairman of People’s Committee of Da Nang City - Mr. Dang Viet Dung, Vietjet Vice President – Mr. Nguyen Duc Thinh as well as representatives from Da Nang City’s Department of Tourism, Department of Information and Communications and Da Nang Tourism Association.
At the ceremony, leaders of Da Nang City and Vietjet presented flowers and charming souvenirs to the flight crew and the first passengers boarding for Tokyo as well as the first passengers arriving in Da Nang International Airport on the two debut flights. To celebrate the launch of the new route, Vietjet also staged an exciting dance performance and instrumental folk performance that showcased Vietnamese culture.
The Da Nang - Tokyo (Haneda) route will operate daily return services from October 30, 2019. With a flight time of approximately five hours and thirty minutes per leg, the flight departs Da Nang at 18:10 and lands in Tokyo at 01:00; the return flight departs from Tokyo at 02:30 and arrives in Da Nang at 06:40 (all local times). Of the four other direct routes between Vietnam and Japan, Vietjet has linked Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi to both Tokyo (Narita) and Osaka.
Speaking at the launch ceremony, Vietjet Vice President Nguyen Duc Thinh said: “We are proud to provide a new travel option which is affordable, convenient and suitable for travellers wishing to depart from Haneda Airport, which is close to the central Tokyo, and travel to Da Nang – one of the world’s most adored beach cities. Together with our four other routes between these two countries, and the expansive domestic and international networks we offer, the new service will further complete Vietjet’s growing connections between Vietnam and Japan. The new route will help travelers from Japan easily discover phenomenal destinations in central Vietnam such as Da Nang City, the ancient town of Hoi An, the former imperial citadel in Hue city, Quang Binh, and many more wonderful places in Vietnam and across the Asian region. In return, travellers and local people in central Vietnam can now fly directly to Japan and other destinations throughout the world via Haneda without having to travel to other big cities as in the past.”
Tickets for the new route are available on all channels including the website , the Vietjet Air mobile app, or via (just click the “Booking” tab). Payment can be easily made with Vietjet Sky Club, or by international debit and credit cards, including Visa/ MasterCard/ AMEX/ JCB/ KCP/ Union, or with any ATM card issued by 34 Vietnamese banks that have registered for internet banking.
Passengers can also hunt for VND0 (*) tickets with the airline’s on-going promotion, “Ohayo Saturday, fly to Japan from only VND0”, which runs every Saturday from now until 31 March, 2020 at the carrier’s website, and applies to all five routes to Japan. The flight time for the promotion is at least 30 days after booking date (**).
Offering affordable tickets, diverse ticket classes, attractive promotions, Vietjet strives to create 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.