To meet the rising demand for travel between Vietnam and India as well as across the region, Vietjet, the privately owned low-cost airline has launched three new direct routes connecting Vietnam’s three largest hubs, Da Nang, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, with New Delhi and Mumbai.
Accordingly, the Da Nang – New Delhi and Hanoi – Mumbai routes will commence operations starting from May 14, 2020 with a frequency of five flights per week and three flights per week respectively. The Ho Chi Minh City – Mumbai routes will operate four weekly flights from May 15, 2020.
“We are excited to continue connecting Vietnam’s 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,” he added.
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 much 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 destinations. 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 2020, Vietjet will become the operator with the most direct routes between the two countries, offering five direct routes from and to India. The airline currently operates the HCMC/Hanoi – New Delhi services at a frequency of four weekly flights and three weekly flights respectively.
Hearing the news of the direct flight launch, Riaz Munshi, the president of OTOAI (Outbound Tour Operators Association of India) who operates from New Delhi as the managing director of N Chirag Travels said, “It is an exciting news and we will have an edge in selling Vietnam to more Indian tourists now with much less hassle and travelling time.
“There is a huge demand for trips to Vietnam as it offers a mix of many things as well as cost-effective packages can be made with Cambodia and Thailand. The increasing number of flights between Vietnam and India is only the reflection that Vietnam is now on the list of preferred destination for the Indians. The budget price will help agents and operators a lot,” commented Himanshu Patil, the director of Kesari Tours from Mumbai.