Low-cost carrier Vietjet has launched its newest international route from Ho Chi Minh City to Bali, connecting the largest city in Vietnam to one of the world’s most famous holiday destinations. The first and only airline to provide direct flights on this route, Vietjet expects this route will contribute to promoting tourism and trade across the region.
Talking at the launch of the new route, Do Xuan Quang, vice president, Vietjet said, “With the route, passengers from Vietnam can now save more time and money when travelling to Bali without having to transit at other airports, and local people and travellers from Bali can now more easily discover the modern and vibrant Ho Chi Minh City and connect to other famous destinations within Vietnam and across the region, thanks to Vietjet’s expanding network.”
Rizky Handayani, deputy minister of tourism, Republic of Indonesia described the new route as a good start for Vietjet to connect more destinations in Vietnam to others in Indonesia and the region.
The new route will further improve the relationship and help to increase the travel flow between the two countries, he said, adding that travellers can now enjoy low airfares, less travel time and comfortable trips.
The route will operate five return flights per week, with flight times around four hours per leg.
The flight departs Ho Chi Minh City at 8:05am and arrives in Bali at 1:05pm. The return flight takes off from Bali at 2:05pm and lands in HCM City at 5:05pm (all local time).
Currently, the low-cost airline operates around 400 flights daily, carrying more than 80 million passengers to date, with 113 routes covering destinations across Vietnam and international destinations such as Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, mainland China, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia and Cambodia.