Vietjet has announced four new services linking India and Vietnam, including Mumbai – Hanoi, Mumbai – Ho Chi Minh City, New Delhi – Phu Quoc and Mumbai – Phu Quoc, marking the airline’s post-pandemic return and continued expansion in the country with a population of 1.4 billion people.
Attending the announcement ceremony were Chairman of the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Vuong Dinh Hue, Speaker of the Lower House of the Parliament of India Om Birla, and Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam Le Minh Khai. The event was held during the official visit of the Indian Parliament delegation to Vietnam.
The direct services from Mumbai to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi will commence operation on June 3 and June 4, 2022, with a frequency of four weekly return flights and three weekly return flights respectively. From September 9, 2022 onwards, the Mumbai – Phu Quoc route will operate four round trips per week while the New Delhi – Phu Quoc will operate with a frequency of three round trips per week.
Prior to the pandemic, Vietjet had operated two direct routes linking India’s capital city of New Delhi with Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi and the financial hub of Ho Chi Minh City in addition to charter flights from Vietnam to Bodh Gaya, the Indian Buddhist pilgrimage site. The two existing services between New Delhi and Ho Chi Minh City/Hanoi will soon resume, on April 29 and April 30, 2022, respectively, with a frequency of three weekly return flights on each route.
“We are thrilled to continue connecting Vietnam with India, the country of 1.4 billion population via six direct routes, and re-energise our operations right in the post pandemic environment,” said Dinh Viet Phuong, MD, Vietjet.
“With flights of just over five hours per leg, and a convenient flight schedule on offer throughout the week, Vietjet’s renewed and increased connectivity 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 travellers save on cost and time. Passengers can enjoy flying on our new and modern aircraft and taking transit flights to famous destinations in Southeast Asian countries, such as Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and many other countries, thanks to Vietjet’s extensive flight network in the Asia Pacific region,” he added.