Vietjet Air launches VN-Japan direct air service
17:12 | 09/11/2018
VGP  – Budget carrier Vietjet Air officially launched  on November 8  its first direct flights to Japan, connecting the capital city of Ha Noi and Osaka city, helping to promote tourism, trade and integration between the two countries and regions.

The opening ceremony took place at Kansai Airport in the special traditional “Kagami Biraki” of Japan. All passengers onboard both inaugural flights received charming gifts such as brocade bags, special pens and caps from Vietjet Air representatives.

Corporate Executive Vice President of Kansai Airport Jeremy Goldstrich said it is a great honour for the airport to be named as Vietjet Air’s first destination in Japan. He welcomed the link with Ha Noi and is eagerly anticipating future links with Ho Chi Minh City.

Ha Noi alone is an interesting destination, but can also be used as a gateway for tourists to come and visit other famous places such as Ha Long, Ninh Binh and Sapa, said Mr Goldstrich. He added that in the future citizens and tourists from the two countries will have more opportunities to travel and do business together. 

Using Vietjet’s modern new A321neo aircraft, the Hanoi-Osaka route operates a daily return flight with a time of just over four hours per leg. The flight departs from Hanoi at 1:40 am and arrives in Osaka at 7:50 am (local time). In the other direction, the flight takes off in Osaka at 9:20 am (local time) and lands in Hanoi at around 1:05 pm.

The air route brings the total number of international flights that Vietjet Air operates up to 64 in 11 countries and territories around the world. The airline will open two more new air routes to Japan, including HCM City to Osaka from December 14, 2018 and Hanoi to Tokyo from January 11, 2019.

To mark the launch of the Ha Noi-Osaka route, Vietjet Air is giving away 10,000 promotional tickets with a starting price of VND0 on flights to Japan from November 7-9.

This is the first international route in the code-share programme between Vietjet Air and Japan Airlines. The code-share service is also applied to domestic flights connecting Ho Chi Minh City and Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang, and Ha Noi and Da Nang.

                                                                                                                                        By Vien Nhu

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