Vietjet is Courting India with New Routes out of Vietnam

Vietnam, India, air transport

Vietjet is looking at luring more of the Indian market to Vietnam with five new frequencies linking Delhi and Mumbai to three Vietnamese destinations.

Vietjet is moving into India with the opening of five direct routes connecting Vietnam’s largest cities, namely Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Danang with the capital of New Delhi and Mumbai in India. The opening ceremony was held under the witness of Vice President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh and Honorable Minister of Civil Aviation in India, Hardeep Singh Puri.

Speaking at the ceremony at Noi Bai International Airport, the Vice President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, said: “Vietjet direct flights’ opening represents a milestone not only for the development of the airline but also marks the traditional bilateral relations between Vietnam and India. The airline’s new route announcement ceremony of direct flights connecting Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City with Mumbai; Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Danang to New Delhi on my official visit to India will contribute to promoting the pillars of the Vietnam-India comprehensive strategic partnership, boosting mutual development in term of politics, national defense, security, economy, commerce, tourism and cultural exchange. I am confident that Vietjet will continue to be the leading airline in exploring and commencing direct services to other potential markets in the future.”

 Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh and the high-ranking delegation were also the first passengers to experience Vietjet’s VIP SkyBoss services with first Class seats on the special flight connecting capital city Hanoi of Vietnam with the capital New Delhi in India. Vietjet’s SkyBoss service offers exceptional experience with lounge access, priority services, and a selection of fresh and delicious hot meals on happy flights.

 Also giving a remark at the ceremony in New Delhi, the Honourable Minister of Civil Aviation in India, Hardeep Singh Puri, said: “India today is already the world’s third largest domestic civil aviation scene. In 2018-19, the trade between India and Vietnam grew at an annual rate of 12.81% and reach USD13.69 billion. And I believe that the economic relations of both countries will grow exponentially thanks to direct air connectivity of Vietjet as announced today. Congratulations to Vietjet.”

The Danang – 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. The airline currently operates the HCMC/Hanoi – New Delhi services at a frequency of four weekly flights and three weekly flights respectively.

India is one of the world’s largest and most populous countries with 1.3 billion people and forecasted to surpass China in next decades. Vietjet plans to launch more routes to multiple destinations in the country. Besides Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Danang, Vietjet travellers  can also easily connect with other cities and countries across the dynamic Southeast and East Asian region thanks to Vietjet’s vast domestic and international network.