Vietjet Air launches first direct between HCMC and Osaka flight
17:38 | 14/12/2018

VGP – Vietjet Air, Viet Nam's low cost airline on December 14 officially launched daily flights between  Ho Chi Minh City and Osaka, making it the airline’s second direct air route connecting Viet Nam and the Japanese city, after Ha Noi-Osaka route.

According to Vietjet Air, it operates return flights of more than five hours per leg between HCM City and Osaka every day. The flight departs from HCM City daily at 1:40 and arrives in Osaka at 8:30. Coming back, the flight takes off in Osaka at 9:30 and lands at HCM City at 13:30 (all local times).

The low-cost carrier launched its first direct flight connecting Ha Noi and Osaka on November 8, 2018.

Using new A321neo aircraft, the Ha Noi-Osaka route operates a daily return flight with a time of just over four hours per leg. The flight departs from Ha Noi at 1.40 and arrives in Osaka at 7:50 (local time). In the other direction, the flight takes off in Osaka at 9:20 (local time) and lands in Ha Noi at around 13:05.

Chief Commercial Officer of Kansai International Airport Gregory Jamet said at the launching ceremony at the airport Ho Chi Minh City is Viet Nam’s largest city as well as the most modern and vibrant financial and tourism hub. We hope more locals and tourists from Japan and Viet Nam will enjoy travelling and trading between these two countries thanks to Vietjet’s fun and affordable flights.

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 Hanoi and Da Nang.

The carrier plans to open another direct air route from Hanoi to Tokyo (Narita) on January 11, 2019.

It contribute to the tourism and trade development between the two countries and in the region.

The airline has already transported more than 60 million passengers on a network featuring 93 routes in Viet Nam and across the region to international destinations such as Thailand, Singapore, the Republic of Korea, China’s Taiwan and Hong Kong, mainland China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar and Cambodia, with a fleet of more than 60 aircraft, Vietjet Air operates 385 flights each day.

By Vien Nhu

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