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Vietjet opens more direct routes linking Vietnam with India, further boosting regional connection

Friday, February 07, 2020, 10:52 GMT+7
Vietjet opens more direct routes linking Vietnam with India, further boosting regional connection
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Vietjet has opened three new direct routes connecting Vietnam’s Da Nang, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh City with India’s New Delhi and Mumbai to meet rising demand for travel between the two countries as well as across the region.

The Da Nang – New Delhi and Hanoi – Mumbai routes will commence operations on May 14, with five and three flights per week, respectively.

The Ho Chi Minh City – Mumbai routes will operate four weekly flights from May 15.

“We are excited to continue connecting Vietnam destinations to the market of over 1.2 billion population in India after receiving positive feedback regarding our previous two direct flights that linked both Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi with New Delhi,” said Vietjet vice-president Nguyen Thanh Son.

“With just over five hours of flight time per leg, and a convenient flight schedule throughout the week, Vietjet's newest routes 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 flyers save on cost and time.

“Passengers can enjoy flying on our new and modern aircraft and taking transit flights to famous destinations across Southeast Asia, including Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and many other countries, thanks to Vietjet’s extensive flight network in the Asia-Pacific region.”

The no-frills carrier launched direct flights from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to New Delhi in December.

The Ho Chi Minh City – New Delhi route operates four return flights per week every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday, starting from December 6.

Vietjet operates three return flights per week on the Hanoi – New Delhi route every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, starting from December 7.  

In recent years, India has emerged as one of Asia’s most exciting and attractive destinations thanks to numerous and diverse cultural, religious, culinary and tourism attractions.

Besides the incredible capital of New Delhi, Mumbai, once known as Bombay, serves as one of India's most important financial and economic centers and is an extremely enchanting destination in its own right.

India is also well known as an ancient and captivating land with many treasures of cultural heritage, colorful festivals, and historic religious sites.

Located in central Vietnam, Da Nang not only possesses beautiful beaches but also world famous tourism attractions, such as the Golden Bridge, Ba Na Hills, Dragon Bridge, and more.

The city also serves as a gateway to many of the country’s most famous heritage sites, including the ancient town of Hoi An, the former imperial citadel in Hue City, the world’s biggest cave Son Doong, and many other fascinating destinations.

Meanwhile, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are Vietnam’s two largest political, financial, economic, and cultural hubs, offering tourists a heady mix of historical sites, cultural activities, incredible shopping options, cosmopolitan dining, as well as amazing street food.

With all three of the new routes launching operations in May, Vietjet will become the operator with the most direct routes between the two countries, offering five direct routes from and to India.

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Viet Toan / Tuoi Tre News

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