Vietjet launches new Hiroshima-Hanoi route; Airline starts SkyJoy loyalty programme

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Vietjet announced the launch of a new route connecting Hiroshima with Hanoi. It is the first-ever direct service linking Vietnam with Japan’s Hiroshima and the airline’s eighth route between the two countries. Vietnam‘s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, on his official visit to Japan and attendance to extended Hiroshima G7 Summit, was joined by high-ranking dignitaries from Vietnam and Japan as well representatives from Hiroshima Prefectural Government at the announcement ceremony.

The twice weekly return service, which will operate on Wednesdays and Sundays, will commence on July 19, 2023. With a flight time of approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes per leg, passengers depart Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi at 02:15 and land in Hiroshima International Airport at 08:45. The return leg will depart Hiroshima at 09:45 and arrive in Hanoi at 12:35 (all local times).

Vietjet Chief Executive Officer Dinh Viet Phuong, said: “As a proud member of Keidanren, the biggest comprehensive economic federation in Japan, Vietjet is firmly committed to continuously expanding its network linking Japan and Vietnam, and offering more bilateral and multilateral cooperation opportunities as well as more convenient flight options for our customers. In 2023, Vietjet plans to provide 1.5 million seats on flights between the two countries, comprehensively connecting Japan‘s biggest tourism and economic hubs to attractive destinations in Vietnam and many other regional countries, such as Australia, India, Kazakhstan and more.

Vietjet currently operates seven direct routes connecting Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to Japanese cities such as Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka. The airline also operates charter flights from Vietnam to destinations such as Niigata, Shizuoka, Fukushima, and Ehime.

Vietjet launches SkyJoy loyalty programme
Vietjet has introduced its loyalty program – SkyJoy, with offers for its members to earn and redeem unlimited SkyPoint for flight tickets and services from over 250 much-loved brands in dining, resorts, and shopping across Vietnam. To celebrate its launch, Vietjet SkyJoy offers exclusive benefits for new members with 500 SkyPoints upon a successful sign-up at 
or the SkyJoy mobile app available on the Apple Store and Google Play Store. Guests can sign up to become a Vietjet SkyJoy member and earn SkyPoint with the money spent on flight tickets. With Vietjet’s flights during 12-month circle, members can upgrade Membership Tier and enjoy many privileges such as earning 12 SkyPoints on every VND 10,000 spent, experiencing priority privileges at airports, as well as exclusive opportunities to participate in Vietjet’s and partner’s promotional programmes.

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