Prime Minister of Vietnam, Nguyen Xuan plus and other high-ranking Vietnamese dignitaries congratulated Vietjet on July 1, while attending a ceremony to announce the launch of two new routes: Hi Chi Minh City to Tokyo and Da Nang to Tokyo. The announcement took place during the Prime Minister’s visit to Japan for the G20 summit.

Speaking at the ceremony, the Phuc congratulated Vietjet and said: “Vietjet has only been established for a few years but developed rapidly with a good record of safety and increasingly high-quality services. With the expansion of international and domestic flight networks together with new and modern fleet, Vietjet will become a strong carrier in the region. I would like to also congratulate Vietjet on becoming an official member of Keidanren – Japan Business Federation (Japan), which is an important milestone for not only Vietjet but also Vietnamese business in general.”

Presently, Vietjet is operating three direct routes between Vietnam and Japan, with flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Osaka and a flight connecting Hanoi and Tokyo. The new Ho Chi Minh-Tokyo route will operate daily return services from 12 July. The Da Nang-Tokyo route will also operate daily from 26 October. With a flight time of approximately five hours and 30 minutes per leg.

Vietjet vice president Nguyen Thi Thuy Binh commented: “The rapid expansion of Viejet’s flight network to Japan will help the people of the two countries have more options for their tourist or business trips. We will continue to offer more flying opportunities to all local people and international travellers as well.”

By receiving the Keidanren, Vietjet is the first low-cost carrier in the world to join the largest comprehensive economic federation in Japan, which is composed of 1,500 members, including leading companies in Japan, national industrial associations, regional economic organisations and other special members.

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