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Nonstop Hanoi - Osaka air route launched

Nonstop Hanoi - Osaka air route launched

Friday, November 09, 2018, 14:54 GMT+7
Nonstop Hanoi - Osaka air route launched
A Vietjet aircraft is welcomed with a water salute at Kansai International Airport in Osaka, Japan on November 8, 2018 in this photo provided by Vietjet.

Vietnam’s low-cost carrier Vietjet officially launched a direct route connecting the country’s capital with the Japanese city of Osaka on Thursday.

A traditional Japanese celebration was held after the inaugural flight from Hanoi touched down at Kansai International Airport in Osaka.

Likewise, the return flight from Osaka to Hanoi also treated passengers with outstanding Vietnamese folk dance performances.

Vietjet representatives handed out souvenirs to all passengers aboard both flights.

With the inauguration of this direct route which uses Vietjet’s new and modern A321neo aircraft, passengers can travel between Hanoi and Osaka on a daily basis in just a little more than four hours.

Flights depart each day from Hanoi at 1:40 am and arrive in Osaka at 7:50 am. Return flights to Vietnam leave Osaka at 9:20 am and land in Hanoi at around 1:05 pm. All times are local.

Vietjet’s new service to Osaka also increases the airline’s total number of international routes to 64 destinations in 11 countries.

The Osaka-Hanoi service is the first international route for which Vietjet and Japan Airlines will offer flights under a code-share agreement, where a seat can be purchased from an airline on a flight that is actually operated by another airline under a different flight number or code.

Previously, the two airlines have offered code-share flights on Vietjet’s other domestic routes, including Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi-Da Nang, and Ho Chi Minh City-Da Nang.

The low-cost Vietnamese carrier also plans to launch two other routes to Japan from Vietnam, including a Ho Chi Minh City-Osaka route on December 14, 2018 and a Hanoi-Tokyo route from January 11, 2019.

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Bao Anh / Tuoi Tre News

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