Vietjet plans to resume regular international flights; airline takes delivery of A330

Vietjet aircraft
(PHOTO: Vietjet)

CFM-WaveFollowing the government’s approval, Vietjet has announced its plan to resume regular international flights from 1 January. The resumed services are from Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City to Tokyo (Narita International Airport), Seoul (Incheon International Airport), Taipei, Singapore and Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi International Airport). For the first phase starting 1 January, each service will operate one roundtrip per week with increasing frequencies in line with actual travel demand and government’s approval to ensure safe operations and effective disease prevention. In the next phase, Vietjet is planning to reopen its entire international flights while looking to open new routes to India and Russia, and other locations.

Passengers are advised to follow localities’ regulations on disease prevention and control, and immigration regulations of countries including vaccine passports, negative tests, quarantine, and accommodation. Passengers can make entry and exit declaration on website at the Entry Declaration section and manage the information via QR code.

Vietjet takes delivery of A330

(PHOTO: Vietjet)

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of its first flight on Christmas Day, Vietjet welcomed its first A330 widebody. The Airbus A330-300 aircraft, registered as VN-A811 with a soft and iridescent golden silk strip livery, landed at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in the morning with jubilant activities. The soft golden silk strip symbolises the cultural quintessence of Vietnam and Asia generally. It images the shape of the mountains and the rivers alongside the countries and conveys the pride of the oriental region’s legendary cultures. The unique livery also expresses the connection between the traditional and the modern between the East and West cultures and among the countries and the people around the world. The A330 aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engine with Total Care, the flagship integrated technical services of the world’s leader in power systems and aerospace of Rolls-Royce, to ensure the airline’s engine efficiency and high technical reliability in operation. The lease and sale prices of widebody aircraft, in the meantime, are at reasonable levels, making it the most suitable time to start operating this aircraft type.

Vietjet is expected to add two more A330 aircraft into its fleet early next year to diversify and synchronise operation on long-distance flights in 2022. The airline plans to operate three new routes connecting Vietnam’s capital city Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City as well as the beach city of Nha Trang with Moscow, the capital of Russia starting in the middle of 2022.

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