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Vietjet launches Vietnam-Japan direct air service
By Le Anh
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Vietjet launches Vietnam-Japan direct air service

By Le Anh

Flight attendants and passengers on board Vietjet’s first direct flight from Hanoi to Osaka – PHOTO: VIETJET

HCMC – Vietnam’s budget airline Vietjet on November 8 launched a direct air service connecting Hanoi City and Osaka (Japan), helping to boost tourism and trade between the two countries.

Jeremy Goldstrich, corporate executive vice president and chief operating officer of Kansai Airports, where Vietjet made its debut flight from Hanoi to Osaka, said, “We are honored that Kansai Airport was chosen as Vietjet’s first destination in Japan from Hanoi and soon from HCMC.

“Hanoi is an amazing city and is also the gateway to world-famous tourist destinations such as Halong Bay, Ninh Binh and Sapa,” Goldstrich noted, adding that Vietjet’s flights with affordable ticket fares would help more people travel between the two countries.

Using A321neo aircraft, the Hanoi-Osaka route operates on a daily basis with a flight time of more than four hours per leg.

A flight departs from Hanoi each day at 1:40 a.m. and arrives in Osaka at 7:50 a.m. In the other direction, a flight takes off from Osaka at 9:20 a.m. and lands in Hanoi at around 1:05 p.m. (all local time).

Vietjet’s new service to Osaka will take the airline’s total number of international routes to 64 with a network that spans 11 countries and territories.

The airline will soon launch two other routes to Japan, including HCMC-Osaka on December 14 and Hanoi-Tokyo on January 11, 2019.

On the occasion of the launch of the Hanoi-Osaka route, Vietjet is offering 10,000 discounted tickets for all three of its new routes to Japan, starting from US$0 from November 7 to 9.

The promotional tickets are available through sales channels at all hours on its website www.vietjetair.com or on www.facebook.com/vietjetvietnam. Payment can be made with international debit and credit cards, including Visa/MasterCard/AMEX/JCB/KCP/Union, or with any ATM card issued by 34 Vietnamese banks and registered for internet banking.

The Osaka-Hanoi route is also the first service that Vietjet and Japan Airlines offer as a code-share flight. The two airlines have also offered code-share flights on other Vietjet domestic routes, including Hanoi-HCMC, Hanoi-Danang and HCMC-Danang.

Currently, Vietjet operates 60 aircraft with more than 385 flights a day, carrying more than 65 million passengers to date, with 103 routes covering destinations across Vietnam and international destinations such as Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, China, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia and Cambodia.

The airline has plans to expand its flight network across the Asia Pacific region and has signed contracts to buy new-generation aircraft.

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