Vietnamese airline broadcasts new direct flight between Kochi and Ho Chi Minh Metropolis. Learn particulars


Vietjet, a Vietnamese airline, has introduced a first-ever direct flight route from Kerala to Ho Chi Minh Metropolis in Vietnam from August 12. The announcement got here days after Vietnamese Ambassador, Nguyen Thanh Hai, met Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on July 5 and promised to start out a direct flight service between Ho Chi Minh Metropolis and Kochi.

A view of the Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. (Pexels)
A view of the Ho Chi Minh Metropolis in Vietnam. (Pexels)

Vietjet mentioned with the graduation of the brand new route from Cochin Worldwide Airport, the airline will likely be working a complete of 32 Vietnam-India flights each week. (Additionally Learn | Vietnam rising as Southeast Asia’s new vacationer sizzling spot)

Airline authorities mentioned the Kochi- Ho Chi Minh Metropolis route will likely be operated with a frequency of 4 flights per week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

“The flights from Kochi will depart at 23:50 (native time) and land in Ho Chi Minh Metropolis at 06:40 (native time). The return flights will depart from Ho Chi Minh Metropolis at 19:20 (native time) and arrive in Kochi at 22:50 (native time),” the airways mentioned in a launch.

After his assembly with the Vietnamese Ambassador practically every week in the past, Chief Vijayan, in a tweet, mentioned that the direct flight service would improve ties between Kerala and Vietnam and likewise enhance the state’s tourism and improvement.

Talking at an occasion held right here final week saying the launch of the brand new route from Kochi, the Vietnamese Ambassador to India had termed the opening of the route connecting Kochi and Ho Chi Minh Metropolis by Vietjet as a breakthrough, creating a brand new impetus for financial – commerce – tourism cooperation and people-to-people exchanges between Viet Nam and South India.

“With the beneficial geographical location of Ho Chi Minh Metropolis specifically, and Vietnam usually, guests will simply discover locations throughout Vietnam in addition to from Vietnam to different international locations and areas all over the world,” Hai had mentioned within the launch.

Jay L Lingeswara, Vice-President (Commerce) of the airline had mentioned that with this new route, Vietjet will enhance connectivity between Vietnam and India.

The corporate expects to make important contributions to the tourism progress of Kerala, India and Vietnam through its big selection of services and products accompanied by aggressive and affordable fares.

Vietjet flights are at the moment working from Mumbai, New Delhi, and Ahmedabad, connecting Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh Metropolis.

The airline mentioned within the first 5 months of this yr, 1,41,000 passengers from India visited Vietnam, and it’s anticipated to succeed in 500,000 guests this yr.

“Beforehand, in 2022, the variety of Indian guests to Vietnam grew impressively, reaching 137,900 arrivals, rating ninth within the 10 markets sending vacationers to Vietnam probably the most. Vietjet’s new route is predicted to result in 10,000 extra passengers from the southern area of India to Vietnam in 2023,” the discharge mentioned.

This story has been revealed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content. Solely the headline has been modified.


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