Vietjet takes off in Taiwan

Vietjet's all-economy Airbus A320 (credit: Nicolas Economou)
Vietjet’s all-economy Airbus A320 (credit: Nicolas Economou)

Vietjet, the Vietnamese low-cost carrier, will double its presence in Taiwan later this year with the launch of two new routes.

The expansion will start on 30 October 2016 with the launch of a new daily service from Hanoi to Taipei, complementing the airline’s existing flights to Taipei from Ho Chi Minh City. Then on 12 December 2016, Vietjet will start operating five weekly flights direct between HCMC and Kaohsiung. This will mark the airline’s debut in the southern Taiwanese city.

The announcement of the two new routes comes just two months after Vietjet launched its second route to Taiwan, linking HCMC with Tainan, on the island’s southwest coast.

Under the new schedules, the Hanoi-Taipei flights will depart Vietnam’s capital city every day at 1445 and arrive in Taipei’s Taoyuan International Airport at 1800. The return flights will then take off at 1900 and arrive back in Hanoi at 2045.

The HCMC-Kaohsiung flights will operate every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday, departing Vietnam’s largest city at 0210 and arriving in Kaohsiung at 0630. The return services will then depart at 0815 and arrive back in HCMC at 1045.

Both routes will be operated by Vietjet’s fleet of all-economy class Airbus jets.

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