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VietJet expands its network in India; announces new direct route to Kochi Featured

Published in Travel & Tourism Tuesday, 23 May 2023 14:47


~The airline to operate direct flights between Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) and Kochi (India) from August 12, 2023


Mumbai, May 23rd, 2023 – Vietnam’s leading new-age carrier, VietJet officially welcomes Indian passengers on direct flights connecting Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) and Kochi (India) from August 12, 2023. Constantly expanding the flight network connecting India with Vietnam, the airline will operate with a frequency of four flights/week on every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Flight from Kochi will depart at 23:50 (local time) and land in Ho Chi Minh City at 06:40 (local time). Return flight will depart from Ho Chi Minh City at 19:20 (local time) and arrive in Kochi at 22:50 (local time). 


Furthermore, VietJet expands its fleet to meet growing travel demand: Receives 6th A330 and Adds 3 A321 neo ACF Aircraft in May 2023. The new additions prioritize fuel savings, emission reduction, and environmental protection. These modern aircraft will replace older ones, enhancing operational efficiency, cost savings, and delivering exceptional flight experiences to passengers at affordable fares.


Additionally, the airline has also announced two other international routes, connecting Hanoi (Vietnam) with Hiroshima (Japan), and Ho Chi Minh City (Viet Nam) to Jakarta (Indonesia), respectively. 


Starting from July 19, 2023, the airline will launch a twice-weekly service between Hanoi and Hiroshima, with flights operating on Wednesdays and Sundays: With a flight time of approximately 4.5 hours, passengers will depart Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi at 02:15 (local time) and land in Hiroshima International Airport at 08:45 (local time). The return flight will depart Hiroshima at 09:45 (local time) and arrive in Hanoi at 12:35 (local time). 


The route linking Ho Chi Minh City to Jakarta will commence operations on August 5, 2023, with daily flights: With flight time of approximately 3 hours, flight will depart from Ho Chi Minh City at 9:35 (local time) and arrive in Jakarta at 12:30 (local time). The return flight will depart from Jakarta at 13:30 (local time) and arrive in Ho Chi Minh City at 16:40 (local time).

VietJet's new direct link opens exciting opportunities for Indian travellers, expanding network connectivity. With strategic expansions in Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad and Kochi, the airline has established a strong presence and connectivity between Vietnam and India. The airline's modern fleet of A330 and A321 aircraft, constantly renewed, positions it as a global leader in cost-effective travel. Offering a wide range of destinations including Australia, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Kazakhstan and many more, VietJet provides attractive fares, convenient services, and meets diverse customer needs. As part of its global expansion plan, VietJet will continue to receive new aircraft, particularly large A330s, to further enhance its global network spanning five continents.


About Vietjet

The new-age carrier Vietjet has not only revolutionized the aviation industry in Vietnam but also been a pioneering airline across the region and around the world. With a focus on cost management ability, effective operations, and performance, applying the latest technology to all activities and leading the trend, Vietjet offers flying opportunities with cost-saving and flexible fares as well as diversified services to meet customers’ demands.

Vietjet is a fully-fledged member of International Air Transport Association (IATA) with the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate. As Vietnam’s largest private carrier, the airline has been awarded the highest ranking for safety with 7 stars by the world’s only safety and product rating website and listed as one of the world's 50 best airlines for healthy financing and operations by Airfinance Journal in many consecutive years. The airline has also been named as Best Low-Cost Carrier by renowned organizations such as Skytrax, CAPA, Airline Ratings, and many others.

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