Mumbai: Vietjet is set to launch the first ever non-stop
between Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) and Kochi (India) on August 12, the airline said on Thursday.
The Kochi – HCMC route will be operated with a frequency of 4 flights/week on every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. The flights from Kochi will depart at 23:50 (local time) and land in Ho Chi Minh City at 06:40 (local time). The return flights will depart from Ho Chi Minh City at 19:20 (local time) and arrive in Kochi at 22:50 (local time). The airline also operates flights to Hanoi and HCMC from Mumbai, Delhi and Ahmedabad.
Vietnamese Ambassador to India, Nguyen Thanh Hai said
, “The opening of the route connecting Kochi and Ho Chi Minh City by Vietjet is a breakthrough, creating a new impetus for economic – trade – tourism cooperation and people-to-people exchanges between Viet Nam and South India. With the favorable geographical location of Ho Chi Mich City in particular, and Viet Nam in general, visitors will easily explore destinations across Viet Nam as well as from Viet Nam to other countries and regions around the world.”
Jay L Lingeswara –
Vietjet vice president of commerce
“We expect that Vietjet will make significant contributions to the tourism growth of Kerala, India and Vietnam via its wide range of products and services accompanied by competitive and reasonable fares.” The airline said it will have sale promotions every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday for Indian travellers with a one-way, economy-class tickets starting at Rs 5,555 (with conditions), as well as discounted fares for business class, subject to availability.