Chairman of the National Assembly of Vietnam Vuong Dinh Hue, Speaker of the Lower House of the Parliament of India Om Birla, and Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam Le Minh Khai together with high-ranking dignitaries of Vietnam and India attended Vietjet’s announcement ceremony for direct routes between the two countries.
(Hanoi, April 19, 2022) – Vietjet today announced four new services from Vietnam to India, including Hanoi - Mumbai, Ho Chi Minh City - Mumbai, Phu Quoc - New Delhi and Phu Quoc - Mumbai, marking the airline’s post-pandemic return and continued expansion in the country with a population of 1.4 billion people.
Attending the announcement ceremony were Chairman of the National Assembly of Vietnam Vuong Dinh Hue, Speaker of the Lower House of the Parliament of India Om Birla, and Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam Le Minh Khai. The event was held during the official visit of the Indian Parliament delegation to Vietnam.
The direct services from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi to Mumbai will commence operation on June 2 and June 3, 2022 with a frequency of four weekly return flights and three weekly return flights respectively. The Phu Quoc - Mumbai route will operate four round trips per week from September 8, 2022 while the Phu Quoc - New Delhi will operate with a frequency of three round trips per week from September 9, 2022.
Prior to the pandemic, Vietjet had operated two direct routes linking Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi and the financial hub of Ho Chi Minh City with India's capital city of New Delhi in addition to charter flights from Vietnam to Bodh Gaya, the Indian Buddhist pilgrimage site. The two existing services between Ho Chi Minh City/Hanoi and New Delhi will soon resume, on April 29 and April 30, 2022 respectively, with a frequency of three weekly return flights on each route.
"We are thrilled to continue connecting Vietnam with India, the country of 1.4 billion population via six direct routes, and reenergise our operations right in the post pandemic environment,” said Vietjet Managing Director Dinh Viet Phuong.
“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. The expansion of Vietjet's flight network into India also reaffirms the airline's ongoing commitment to continuously help travellers save on cost and time. Passengers can enjoy flying on our new and modern aircraft and taking transit flights to famous destinations in Southeast Asian countries, such as Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and many other countries, thanks to Vietjet’s extensive flight network in the Asia Pacific region,” he added.
India is undoubtedly one of Asia’s most exciting and attractive destinations thanks to numerous and diverse cultural, religious, culinary and tourism attractions and colourful festivals. Boasting some truly majestic landscapes and landmarks, India attracts tourists thanks to its impressive historical world heritages. India is also renowned for its pilgrimage sites, such as Bodh Gaya, where Gautama Buddha is said to have obtained enlightenment. Besides the incredible capital of New Delhi, the city of Mumbai (previously named Bombay) is a hugely exciting destination in its own right. Home to the Hindi-language film industry known as ‘Bollywood’, Mumbai serves as one of India's most important financial and economic centers and is much loved for its bustling atmosphere, delicious cuisine and lively nightlife.
Vietjet’s new services mean many more Indian tourists can discover numerous ‘lands to remember’ and destinations in Vietnam. Located in the heart of Southeast Asia and home to a rich culture, diverse natural landscapes, an extraordinarily delicious cuisine and friendly local people, famed for their warmth and hospitality, Vietnam has been a fast rising destination in recent years, drawing more and more world travelers, and routinely receiving praise from leading global travel magazines. Hanoi, the capital city with over a thousand years of history,is home to enchanting lakes, unique urban areas such as the bustling Old Quarter and an array of fascinating heritage buildings, while Ho Chi Minh City, the country’s leading economic, financial and tourism center, is a vibrant destination with incredible restaurants, shopping and nightlife. Dubbed as “the Pearl island”, Phu Quoc has in recent years fast become themost popular beach destination in Vietnam. The tropical island has attracted tremendous amount of visitors lately thanks to its breathtaking beaches, stunning resorts and exciting leisure and recreational offerings.