Vietjet has announced the launch of its newest international route connecting Hong Kong with Ho Chi Minh City.
The route will commence operations on a daily basis from 9 December 2016 and is Vietjet’s first frequent service to Hong Kong, which brings the total of Vietjet’s routes between Vietnam and China to nine.
The flight will depart from Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Ho Chi Minh City at 2.35pm (local time) and arrive at Hong Kong at 6.20pm (local time). The return flight will take off from Hong Kong International Airport at 7.20pm (local time) and arrive in Ho Chi Minh City at 9.05pm (local time). The flight time per sector is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes.
Vietjet & CEO, Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, said: “Asia is poised to be the biggest aviation market in the world and more than 50% of the world’s population lives within a radius of 2,500 miles from Vietjet’s current bases. Vietjet is well-positioned to serve quality and creative aviation services across our primary international network while also connecting key regional destinations with each other, including Hong Kong.
“At Vietjet, our mission is to make air travel accessible to everyone and a more popular means of transportation. We believe that our new Ho Chi Minh City – Hong Kong route will better connect these two dynamic financial hubs and tourism destinations. In doing so, Vietjet is proud to play its part in boosting integration, tourism and trade development across the globe and become one of the world’s favorite airlines.”
The launch ceremony was attended by Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Vietnam’s Prime Minister and Mrs. Carrie Lam, Chief secretary for Administration of Hong Kong, as well as leaders from Hong Kong’s Civil Aviation Department. The event was held as part of the Prime Minister of Vietnam’s official itinerary during his visit to Hong Kong.