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Vietjet to start four weekly direct flights on Ho Chi Minh City- Kochi routes from August 12

Vietjet has introduced a direct route between Ho Chi Minh City and Kochi which will start flying on August 12, 2023.

The first-ever direct route from Kerala to Vietnam marks an important milestone for the development of Kochi airport and the tourism industry of the two countries. When the route is commenced on August 12, 2023, Vietjet will be operating a total of 32 flights a week between India and Vietnam. It is expected to further promote tourism, economic and trade cooperation, and development of bilateral relations between Vietnam and India.

Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to India H.E. Mr. Nguyen Thanh Hai said, “The opening of the route connecting Kochi and Ho Chi Minh City by Vietjet is a breakthrough, creating a new impetus for economic – trade – tourism cooperation and people-to-people exchanges between Vietnam and South India. With the favourable geographical location of Ho Chi Mich City in particular, and Vietnam in general, visitors will easily explore destinations across Vietnam as well as from Vietnam to other countries and regions around the world. Congratulate Vietjet, the airline operating the most air routes between our two countries, on pioneering in connecting the Indian Tier 2 cities with Viet Nam.”

“We are very happy to announce a direct flight service from Kochi airport to Ho Chi Minh City,” said S. Suhas IAS, Managing Director, Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL). “We are confident that the launch of this new air route between Kerala and Vietnam from CIAL will be a significant milestone in the tourism industry, providing travellers with a convenient and direct transportation option to meet their requirements. Also, the opening of a new air route marks a pivotal moment in the history of airport operations, which will help our company in opening up new avenues for economic growth and cultural exchange”, he added.

In its strategic plan to expand connectivity between India with Vietnam, the Kochi – HCMC route will be operated with a frequency of 4 flights/week on every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. The flights from Kochi will depart at 23:50 (local time) and land in Ho Chi Minh City at 06:40 (local time). The return flights will depart from Ho Chi Minh City at 19:20 (local time) and arrive in Kochi at 22:50 (local time). Additionally, Indians can fly to Vietnam on Vietjet flights from Mumbai, New Delhi, Ahmedabad to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, respectively.

Speaking at the event, Jay L Lingeswara – Vietjet Vice President of Commerce said, “With this new route, Vietjet will fundamentally increase connectivity between Vietnam and India. We expect that Vietjet will make significant contributions to the tourism growth of Kerala, India and Vietnam via its wide range of products and services accompanied by competitive and reasonable fares.”

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