South Korean carrier Air Premia has planned to make a foray into the Vietnamese market by operating four weekly flights connecting Seoul and Ho Chi Minh City.
Yunhak Jung, Air Premia's director of international sales, said that the airline is targeting its first passenger flight along the Seoul - Ho Chi Minh City route in early October.
The frequency will be four flights per week, Yunhak added.
The South Korean airline is also expected to open its Seoul - Hanoi route within 2022 or in early 2023 at the latest.
Air Premia appointed Flyone as the general agent to sell its products, provide booking services, and take care of its customers in Vietnam.
Ticket sales for flights between Seoul and Ho Chi Minh City will launch on August 25.
Air Premia is a Korean airline headquartered in Seoul, operating on a hybrid model and using the B787 aircraft series.
Another foreign airline, Myanmar Airways International (MAI), recently announced that it would start operating direct flights between Yangon and Hanoi from September 16 with the frequency of two flights per week.
From September 22, MAI will open the Yangon - Ho Chi Minh City route, offering one round-trip flight every Thursday.
All flights will use the Airbus A320 aircraft.