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Resumption of direct flights between Vietnam and India brings hope for stronger tourism recovery

Resumption of direct flights between Vietnam and India brings hope for stronger tourism recovery

Monday, May 02, 2022, 10:00 GMT+7
Resumption of direct flights between Vietnam and India brings hope for stronger tourism recovery
Passengers board a plane operated by India’s IndiGo Airlines at an airport in Vietnam. Photo: Cong Trung / Tuoi Tre

The resumption of direct flights between Vietnam and India has given Vietnamese travel agencies new hope for a stronger recovery thanks to the large number of middle-class tourists from India.

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Vietjet Air recently announced it had restored regular routes linking Vietnam’s Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City with India’s New Delhi in late April.

The airline is now operating three direct return flights per week and is aiming to increase the frequency to one per day in June.

Vietjet is also making preparations for its Hanoi-Mumbai and Ho Chi Minh City-Mumbai routes this summer, as well as the Phu Quoc-New Delhi and Phu Quoc-Mumbai routes in September.

Meanwhile, India’s IndiGo Airlines announced it will resume direct air routes between India’s Kolkata and Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City from May 22.

Many travel agencies consider India a very attractive tourism market with up to 300 million people in the middle class, while their demand for shopping, entertainment, and travel increases every year.

With the resumption of direct air routes, traveling between Vietnam and India takes only about five hours.

This will create a breakthrough in the recovery and development of the tourism sector, while opening up opportunities for connecting flights from India to other countries in the Asia-Pacific region, namely Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

Dinh Viet Phuong, CEO of Vietjet Air, believed that the airline’s direct routes from Vietnam to India, as well as to other countries such as Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, and Indonesia, will act as a bridge for cultural, economic, and social exchanges between these nations, adding a strong impetus for revival after the pandemic.

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The resumption of direct flights between Vietnam and India has given Vietnamese travel agencies new hope for a stronger recovery thanks to the large number of middle-class tourists from India.

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Vietjet Air recently announced it had restored regular routes linking Vietnam’s Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City with India’s New Delhi in late April.

The airline is now operating three direct return flights per week and is aiming to increase the frequency to one per day in June.

Vietjet is also making preparations for its Hanoi-Mumbai and Ho Chi Minh City-Mumbai routes this summer, as well as the Phu Quoc-New Delhi and Phu Quoc-Mumbai routes in September.

Meanwhile, India’s IndiGo Airlines announced it will resume direct air routes between India’s Kolkata and Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City from May 22.

Many travel agencies consider India a very attractive tourism market with up to 300 million people in the middle class, while their demand for shopping, entertainment, and travel increases every year.

With the resumption of direct air routes, traveling between Vietnam and India takes only about five hours.

This will create a breakthrough in the recovery and development of the tourism sector, while opening up opportunities for connecting flights from India to other countries in the Asia-Pacific region, namely Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

Dinh Viet Phuong, CEO of Vietjet Air, believed that the airline’s direct routes from Vietnam to India, as well as to other countries such as Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, and Indonesia, will act as a bridge for cultural, economic, and social exchanges between these nations, adding a strong impetus for revival after the pandemic.

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Duy Khang - Cong Trung / Tuoi Tre News

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