Vietnamese low-cost carrier Vietjet Air has announced the opening of a non-stop international route connecting Vietnam’s central city of Da Nang and Taiwan’s Taipei.
The airline will operate daily flights between the two Asian cities, starting on December 19, on Airbus A320/A321 jets.
Each one-way trip will take roughly three hours, with the outgoing flight departing from Da Nang at 10:50 am and arriving in Taipei at 2:30 pm.
The return flight will take off from Taipei at 3:30 pm and land in Da Nang at 5:30 pm.
The new route is part of Vietjet’s plan to expand its flight network to provide more flying opportunities for residents and travelers, the carrier’s international sales and distribution director Jay Lingeswara was quoted as saying in a press release.
Vietjet said hundreds of thousands of discounted tickets, priced only from VND0, are up for grabs between 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm August 27-29 on the airline's official website and mobile app to celebrate the new route.
The promotional tickets are applicable to all Vietjet flights connecting Vietnamese and Taiwanese cities between October 1 and June 30, 2019.
Vietjet currently operates eight routes with 20 daily flights to Taiwan - the most among Vietnamese airlines.
Around 3,000 passengers are carried by the airline daily between Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang and Taipei, Taichung, Kaohsiung and Tainan, Lingeswara said.
According to the Vietjet director, the carrier will continue to open new routes to help connect Vietnamese localities to regional destinations, promote tourism and trade, and make it easy for people to travel abroad from their hometowns without commuting to big cities.
Vietjet operates around 400 flights daily, carrying more than 80 million passengers to date with 129 routes covering destinations across domestic and international locales.