Vietjet adds routes, restarts others; Scoot adds flights to South Korea

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Vietjet will open two direct routes connecting Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi to Japan’s third and fourth biggest cities, Nagoya and Fukuoka, in early July The airline’s first service from Bangkok to Fukuoka will also be launched in mid-July. The thrice weekly service between Hanoi and Fukuoka will operate from July 2, 2022 on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The Hanoi – Nagoya route will commence from July 3, 2022 with four weekly flights on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The Bangkok-Fukuoka will operate three flights a week from July 15 on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.

Vietjet’s Vice President Nguyen Thanh Son, said: “Vietjet already operated five direct services between Vietnam and Japan before pandemic, which were warmly welcomed by world travelers. The new services to Fukuoka and Nagoya from Hanoi and Bangkok following the resumption of existing routes confirm Vietjet’s resumption and continuous expansion post pandemic with up to eight direct services connecting Vietnam, Thailand, or Southeast Asia with Japan. I believe that the additional services will offer diversified travel destinations and flight times at the most affordable costs to travelers not only in the region but also around the world following the easing travel restriction in the coming time.”

Vietjet has recently resumed numerous routes that connect Vietnam and Japan’s major cultural, economic and political centres, operated by its new and modern fleet with various airline’s services and products. The Hanoi/HCMC – Tokyo (Narita) routes currently operate daily flight each route, the Hanoi/HCMC – Osaka routes operate five weekly flights and will increase to daily flight for each route starting mid-June. The Da Nang – Tokyo (Haneda) route will re-launch from July 8, 2022 with four weekly trips.

Vietjet has officially reopened three services connecting Nha Trang, Phu Quoc and Hai Phong with Seoul (Incheon International Airport). Accordingly, the relaunched flight of Seoul – Nha Trang 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 six 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.

Scoot launches flights to Jeju, South Korea 

(PHOTO: Scoot)

Scoot, the low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines (SIA), has launched sales of passenger services to Jeju, South Korea. Commencing 15 June 2022, the three-times weekly non-stop flight service will be Scoot’s second destination to South Korea. This is a continuation of Scoot’s commitment to providing our customers with good value, low on frills and modern travel experiences, combined with convenient connections to key cities as well as unique destinations. Dubbed the ‘Hawaii of East Asia,’ Jeju is a year-long holiday destination, with each season promising a variety of immersive experiences appealing to multigenerational travellers, adventurers, and holidaymakers alike. The largest island off the Korean peninsula, Jeju is one of the most popular vacation spots in South Korea with its unique local atmosphere, beautiful natural environment, and designated UNESCO world heritage site status, promising timeless romance in the lap of nature.

Scoot Chief Commercial Officer Calvin Chan said “South Korea boasts a variety of successful cultural exports with the K-wave fandom that has turned into a worldwide phenomenon, in addition to gastronomic highlights. We are excited about the opportunity to serve demand between Singapore and Jeju, connecting customers directly to the Island, a renowned location for popular K-pop music videos and K-drama settings. The launch of our Jeju flight service is a prelude to Scoot’s celebrations as we commemorate a decade of flights this June. We have spent the last ten years defying the norms of low-cost travel, while continuing to offer our customers connectivity, flexibility, and the highest standards of safety. We look forward to continuing to support the revitalisation of international tourism, and further grow our network for essential and leisure travel.”

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