Vietjet resumes direct services from Ho Chi Minh City to Chiang Mai

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Vietjet has resumed its direct service between Ho Chi Minh City and Chiang Mai. The service will operate three times a week, departing from Ho Chi Minh City and taking around two hours.

“We are delighted to bring back the only direct service connecting Ho Chi Minh City to Chiang Mai as the travel restrictions have been lifted and travel momentum is picked up,” said Vietjet Vice President Nguyen Thanh Son.

“The nonstop flights are to serve the increasing travel demand for leisure and pilgrimage during the year end season while promoting trade between the two countries and regionally. We will keep providing seamless connectivity with affordable fares and quality services for passengers to enjoy flying with Vietjet.”   

Vietjet’s air transport revenue in Q2 2022 increases by 15%

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Vietjet Aviation Joint Stock Company has reported a positive business performance in the second quarter and the first half of 2022.

In Q2, the airline has operated nearly 33,000 flights and served 6 million passengers, both were remarkably higher than the pre-pandemic. For the last six months, the company has increased the flight frequency of numerous routes to meet the post-pandemic travel demand, supporting the recovery of local tourism and economy.

It has also operated a total of 52,500 flights with 9 million passengers onboard, respectively increasing by 54% and 92% year on year. The number of flights has particularly increased by 8% against the pre-pandemic 2019’s level.

In fact, the last few months have been favourable for Vietjet. It has rapidly expanded on new routes, and brought in a new generation of A330 aircraft into its fleet. The airline aims to accelerate the recovery after the pandemic and in the remaining months of 2022, and is set to continue its stringent cost reduction measures and push ahead digitalization projects to optimize operation costs.

Vietjet launches four new routes to strengthen South Korea’s flight network

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Vietjet launched the Ho Chi Minh City/ Da Nang – Busan routes and resuming the Nha Trang/ Hanoi – Busan services, to continue with its South Korean expansion by the low-fare carrier.

The inaugural flight of Da Nang – Busan service also took off on July 20 while the Hanoi/ Nha Trang – Busan routes have been back to service from July 1 and July 21 respectively. The four routes connecting Busan with key Vietnamese cities all operate one daily return flight each with five hours per leg on average.

The new services have been highly anticipated and welcomed by travelers for tourism, business trips and overseas study purposes. Passengers from South Korea will also ease their travels to other Southeast Asian and South Asian countries thanks to Vietjet’s expanding flight network in Asia Pacific region.

Vietjet Vice President Nguyen Thanh Son, said: “The new routes between Busan and Vietnam’s top 4 destinations emphasize Vietjet’s readiness, as the largest carrier operating between the two countries in terms of flight capacity, to meet rising regional travel demand in the coming time. Vietjet is committed to offering more flight options with the most affordable fares to bring passengers to their favourite destinations.”

FIA2022: Vietjet to operate more Rolls-Royce Trent-700 powered A330s

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Vietjet and Rolls-Royce have signed a US$400-million deal contract to provide the Trent 700 engines and TotalCare®, Rolls-Royce’s technical and maintenance engine services, to power up to 10 A330 aircraft. The airline currently has two A330s in its fleet, putting its first into commercial service back in 2021.

The Trent 700 is the engine specifically designed for this A330 aircraft and is widely recognized for its outstanding efficiency and reliability. With more than 65 million hours in service, the Trent 700 offers airlines world-class reliability, with a 99.9% dispatch rate. The engine will be optimized with TotalCare services, providing enhanced aircraft availability and operational certainty for the entire A330 fleet.

Ewen McDonald, Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace, Chief Customer Officer, said: “We are delighted to execute this service agreement with Vietjet as the airline begins operating widebody aircraft and expands its network into long-haul operations. We look forward to supporting their Trent 700 fleet for many years.”

Vietjet Managing Director Dinh Viet Phuong said: “The Trent 700 engines supported by TotalCare services will bring technology breakthrough to Vietjet’s fleet, helping improve flight’s range and quality and thereby increasing our aircraft’s technical reliability and operational efficiency. We hope this partnership with Rolls-Royce will also boost trade promotion among the countries while making intercontinental travels more convenient and economical in the future”.

FIA2022: Vietjet and Boeing reaffirm order for 200 737 MAX aircraft

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Vietjet and Boeing have agreed to reaffirm the order for 200 737 MAX aircraft, previously announced back in 2019. The first order for 100 B737 Max was announced back in 2016, and in 2019, both Boeing and Vietjet increased the order to 200 aircraft – a record for the company.

Both sides will carry out a flexible aircraft delivery, designed to support Vietjet’s growth plans. The first 50 aircraft going to Thai Vietjet, the affiliate company of Vietjet in Thailand.

Part of the agreement will have Boeing support Vietjet with technical services, training, technology transfer, and research and development (R&D). This will help to ensure Vietjet’s lasting and sustainable growth is carried out with the highest levels of reliability, affordability and efficiency.

“We are honoured to continue our partnership with Vietjet to drive affordable passenger service in one of the world’s fastest-growing aviation regions. The 737 Max, with its efficiency, flexibility, and capability, will support Vietjet’s goal to grow its route network in Asia and beyond,” said John Bruns, Vice President, India & Southeast Asia Sales & Marketing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

Vietjet Managing Director Dinh Viet Phuong, said: “Today’s agreement is a milestone in the long-standing and trustful relation between Vietjet and Boeing as well as the Vietnam – U.S trade relation. Taking into account of the recent aviation infrastructure constraints in Vietnam, the first 50 aircraft will be delivered to Thai Vietjet, embedded with Vietjet’s signature livery. These Boeing aircraft will soon take off to Thai sky with investment from international finance resources.”

The agreement for 200 aircraft was interrupted due to the suspension of the 737 MAX and the effect of the pandemic on Boeing’s supply chain. This in turn, affected Vietjet’s operations – but in time, the carrier will once again expand its operations and grow.

Vietjet launches maiden flights to Fukuoka and Nagoya from Hanoi

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Vietjet continues to expand Vietnam-Japan flight network post-Covid period by launching its direct routes from Hanoi to Fukuoka and Nagoya during the weekend. The new direct services will offer more convenient and affordable flight choices to travelers not only between Vietnam and Japan but also among southeast Asian countries and Northeast Asian region.

Starting in early July, the Hanoi – Fukuoka route operates thrice weekly return flights on every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. From July 3 onwards, the Hanoi – Nagoya route operates four weekly return flights on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Both routes’ flight time is nearly 5 hours per leg.

Vietjet currently operates direct flights between Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City and Tokyo (Narita)/ Osaka with a daily return flight on each route. The Tokyo (Haneda) – Da Nang route will re-launch from September with four weekly trips. Together with the two new services, Vietjet increases the connections between Vietnam and Japan to 7 services as one of the top flight capacity providers of the two countries.

Vietnam has been a rising destination in recent years, drawing more and more world travelers, and routinely receiving praise from leading global travel magazines. Hanoi, the capital city with over a thousand years of history, is home to enchanting lakes, unique urban areas such as the bustling Old Quarter and an array of fascinating heritage buildings.

Currently, Japan has issued entry visas for Vietnamese people for short-term commercial purposes, studying abroad, working, visiting relatives. Japanese visitors to Vietnam are exempted from visa for a less than 15-day visit. Vietnam has lifted the arrival regulations relating to Covid-19 and travelers can enjoy a completely pre-pandemic fashion arrival in Vietnam.

Vietjet announces seven new international routes

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Vietjet announces seven new international routes connecting Da Nang with Singapore, Busan (South Korea), New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Bangalore (India). The new services will operate from July 2022 with four to seven return flights per week.

The announcement was made at the Da Nang Investment Forum 2022 with the participation of Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh. The event also marks Vietjet’s announcement to paint Da Nang’s tourism symbol on its fleet to promote the city’s images globally. Da Nang will join hands with the airline at its promotion and stimulus events in return.

Vietjet Vice President Nguyen Thanh Son said: “Da Nang is Vietnam’s one of the most attractive destinations for international tourists. Vietjet has transported nearly 22 million passengers from, to Da Nang so far and currently operates 8 domestic and 5 international routes from and to Da Nang. Vietjet believes that the new routes announced today will continue to contribute to opening more opportunities, promoting economic, trade and business investment between Da Nang and other Vietnamese cities and regional destinations.”

With many positive activities and connections with Da Nang as well as the “Central heritage road”, Vietjet has constantly opened more routes, offering more flight options with diversified flight schedules and happy experience for passengers on its new and modern fleet.

Vietjet recently operated four services between Vietnam and India, including Hanoi-New Delhi/Mumbai and Ho Chi Minh City – New Delhi/Mumbai. It will launch two more routes connecting the island city of Phu Quoc with New Delhi and Mumbai in September 2022.

Vietnam has lifted the arrival regulations relating to Covid-19 and travelers can enjoy a complete pre-pandemic fashion arriving in Vietnam. The S-shaped country is more than ready to welcome international travelers to visit and explore its magnificent scenery.

Vietjet opens four new routes to India

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Vietjet has officially launched four more services linking top destinations of Vietnam and India including Ho Chi Minh City/Hanoi – Mumbai and Phu Quoc – New Delhi/Mumbai.

The new routes’ launch ceremony was held in Mumbai during the visit of Ho Chi Minh City’s leaders to Mumbai as India and Vietnam mark their 50th Anniversary of diplomatic relations. The ceremony witnessed the presence of Phan Thi Thang, Vice Chairwoman of People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, representatives of Consulate General of Vietnam in Mumbai and Vietjet’s leaders.

The Phu Quoc – Mumbai route will operate four weekly flights on every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, starting from September 8, 2022. The services between Phu Quoc and New Delhi will commence on September 9, 2022 with three weekly flights on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The Ho Chi Minh City/Hanoi – Mumbai routes started operation in early June, 2022.

The two countries’ two first direct services connecting Ho Chi Minh City/Hanoi and New Delhi resumed operation in April, 2022 with the frequency of three to four flights per week for each one. Passengers can book these routes’ air tickets now with fares starting as low as US$18 for one way. (*)

Nguyen Thanh Son, Vietjet’s Vice President said: “Vietjet’s Vietnam-India’s flight network expansion will boost and strengthen travel connectivity and trade ties between the two countries. We have been the first carrier operating direct services between Vietnam’s capital city Hanoi and its largest city of Ho Chi Minh with India’s capital city New Delhi.”

“Vietjet’s flight network covering up to six direct routes between Vietnam and India also marks a milestone in the two countries’ 50 years of diplomatic relations, since 1972. We will progressively expand the flight connection between the two countries in the coming time while constantly enhancing service quality along with technology adoption to bring our passengers best flying experience,” Mr. Son added.

With flight time of just over five hours per leg and diversified flight schedules throughout the week, Vietjet’s direct flights have eased traveling from India to the ‘lands to remember’ of Vietnam including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Phu Quoc. Passengers can now easily connect to Vietnam’s other attractive destinations such as of Ha Long Bay, Da Nang and otherfamous heritage sites in the central region, et​c. or quickly transfer across the Southeast and Northeast Asia thanks to Vietjet’s expansive international network. Vietjet’s direct flights between Vietnam and India have also enabled tourists to explore diverse cultures, religions, culinary and tourism attractions in India.

Vietnam has lifted the arrival regulations relating to Covid-19 and travelers can enjoy a complete pre-pandemic fashion arrival in Vietnam. The S-shaped country is more than ready to welcome international travelers to visit and explore its magnificent scenery.

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Vietjet launches first and only direct flights from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi to Mumbai

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Vietjet has officially inaugurated the direct flights connecting Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City with Mumbai, India’s largest city.

The inaugural flight ceremony of the two direct routes jubilantly took place at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) in Mumbai with the attendance of the representatives of Consulate General of Vietnam in Mumbai, airport authorities, Vietjet’s management and hundreds of passengers onboard the debut flights.

Vietjet’s Vice President Do Xuan Quang, said, “Following our launch of New Delhi – Ho Chi Minh City/Hanoi services, we are delighted to launch two more direct routes between Vietnam and Mumbai. We believe that the two services from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi to Mumbai as well as the coming Phu Quoc – Mumbai route will strengthen the on-going relationship of Vietnam’s two biggest cities with Mumbai. The services launched between Ho Chi Minh City/Hanoi and Mumbai operate four and thrice weekly flights respectively and we expect to increase the frequency in coming time to meet customer’s demand.”

Speaking about Vietjet’s launching its network from Mumbai, CSMIA Spokesperson said, “CSMIA is pleased to partner with Vietjet and launch new direct flight connectivity between Mumbai and Vietnam. These services by Vietjet will offer diversified travel destinations and flight schedules, as well as add direct flight options to CSMIA’s route network from Mumbai to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi to further boost travel opportunities between the two countries. CSMIA has been working extensively to provide connectivity to destinations across the world and creating new routes for consumers, while offering best-in-class facilities and services along with ensuring safety and comfort while travellers transit through the airport.”

Besides the Ho Chi Minh City/Hanoi – Mumbai services, Vietjet’s direct routes between Ho Chi Minh City/Hanoi and New Delhi currently operate thrice weekly flights on each route. From September 8, 2022, the Phu Quoc – Mumbai route will commence operation with four round trips per week while the Phu Quoc – New Delhi will operate with a frequency of three round trips per week.

Vietjet’s direct services between India and Vietnam are expected to ease people’s traveling to Vietnam and making connecting flights the country’s top tourist destinations such as Phu Quoc, Nha Trang, Da Nang, Hue, etc. and other regional destinations including Bali, Bangkok and Singapore, etc.

Travelers to Vietnam have enjoyed a completely pre-pandemic fashion as the country scrapped the Covid-19 testing requirements for all international arrivals from May 15, 2022 regardless of vaccination status. The new ruling makes Vietnam the first in Asia Pacific to fully open to international travelers.

Located in the heart of Southeast Asia and home to a rich culture, diverse natural landscapes, an extraordinarily delicious cuisine and friendly local people, famed for their warmth and hospitality, Vietnam has been a favorite tourist destination in recent years, drawing more and more world travelers, and routinely receiving praise from leading global travel magazines. Hanoi, the capital city with over a thousand years of history, is home to enchanting lakes, unique urban areas such as the bustling Old Quarter and an array of fascinating heritage buildings, while Ho Chi Minh City, the country’s leading economic, financial and tourism center, is a vibrant destination with incredible restaurants, shopping and nightlife.

Mumbai, previously known as Bombay, is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra and serves as the country’s key economic, social and cultural center. As India’s largest city, Mumbai, also called the “city of dreams”, is home to the Hindi-language film industry known as ‘Bollywood’, one of the world’s biggest film industries.

Vietjet re-launches three more routes between Seoul and Vietnam’s top tourism destinations

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In celebration of vibrant summer and the revival of tourism, Vietjet officially reopens three services connecting Nha Trang, Phu Quoc and Hai Phong with Seoul (Incheon International Airport).

Accordingly, the relaunched flight of Seoul – Nha Trang today was celebrated with a water cannon salute at Cam Ranh International Airport with passengers onboard being welcomed with wreaths and gifts. Vietjet will also reopen two services connecting Seoul with Phu Quoc and Hai Phong on May 21 and May 27, 2022 respectively, rounding up to 6 services operated by Vietjet between Vietnam and South Korea.

The Nha Trang – Seoul route operates three round-trip flights per week from May 20, 2022 on every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The Phu Quoc – Seoul route operates five weekly round trips from May 21, 2022 on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The Hai Phong – Seoul route will operate thrice weekly services from May 26, 2022. Vietjet’s other services between Vietnam’s Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang and Seoul have been resumed with frequent flights while routes from Hanoi, Nha Trang to Busan and route from Da Nang to Daegu will be resumed in coming time.

Since early 2022, Vietjet has pioneered to reopen many routes connecting Asian top destinations in Korea, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia with Vietnam’s major destinations including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang. Vietnam has recently removed all test requirements for international arrivals regardless of their vaccination status.

Vietjet operates safe and comfortable flights on modern aircraft, fresh and delicious hot dishes served by dedicated and friendly cabin crews. Other services, including health care services, many cultural and artistic inflight performances, also await passengers on every happy flight.