Vietjet has announced four new services from Vietnam to India, including Hanoi – Mumbai, Ho Chi Minh City – Mumbai, Phu Quoc – New Delhi and Phu Quoc – Mumbai, marking the airline’s post-pandemic return and continued expansion in the country with a population of 1.4 billion people.
The direct services from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi to Mumbai will commence operation on 2 June and 3 June with a frequency of four weekly return flights and three weekly return flights respectively. The Phu Quoc – Mumbai route will operate four round trips per week from 8 September while the Phu Quoc – New Delhi will operate with a frequency of three round trips per week from 9 September.
Prior to the pandemic, Vietjet had operated two direct routes linking Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi and the financial hub of Ho Chi Minh City with India’s capital city of New Delhi in addition to charter flights from Vietnam to Bodh Gaya, the Indian Buddhist pilgrimage site. The two existing services between Ho Chi Minh City/Hanoi and New Delhi will soon resume on 29 April and 30 April respectively, with a frequency of three weekly return flights on each route.
“We are thrilled to continue connecting Vietnam with India, the country of 1.4 billion population via six direct routes, and reenergise our operations right in the post pandemic environment,” said Vietjet Managing Director Dinh Viet Phuong. “With flights of just over five hours per leg, and a convenient flight schedule on offer throughout the week, Vietjet’s renewed and increased connectivity between Vietnam and India will create many more trade and tourism opportunities between the two countries, helping to boost the economies of both. The expansion of Vietjet’s flight network into India also reaffirms the airline’s ongoing commitment to continuously help travellers save on cost and time. Passengers can enjoy flying on our new and modern aircraft and taking transit flights to famous destinations in Southeast Asian countries, such as Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and many other countries, thanks to Vietjet’s extensive flight network in the Asia Pacific region,” he added.