AsemconnectVietnam - Vietjet has officially marked an important milestone in India, one of the world's leading aviation markets with a population of up to 1.3 billion people, with the opening of five direct routes connecting Vietnam’s largest cities, namely Hanoi, HCMC and Danang, with the capital of New Delhi and Mumbai in India.
The opening ceremony was held under the witness of Vice President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh and Honorable Minister of Civil Aviation in India, Hardeep Singh Puri.
Speaking at the ceremony at Noi Bai International Airport, Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh said Vietjet’s direct flight opening records a milestone not only for the development of the airline but also the traditional bilateral relations between Vietnam and India.
“The airline’s new route announcement ceremony of direct flights connecting Hanoi and HCMC with Mumbai, and Hanoi, HCMC and Danang with New Delhi on my official visit to India will contribute to solidifying the pillars of the Vietnam-India comprehensive strategic partnership, boosting mutual development in term of politics, national defense, security, economy, commerce, tourism and cultural exchange,” the Vice President said.
“I am confident that Vietjet will continue to be the leading airline in exploring and commencing direct services to other potential markets in the future,” Vice President Thinh remarked.
Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh and the high-ranking delegation were also the first passengers to experience Vietjet's VIP SkyBoss services with first-class seats on the special flight connecting capital city Hanoi of Vietnam with the capital New Delhi in India. Vietjet's SkyBoss service offers exceptional experience with lounge access, priority services, and a selection of fresh and delicious hot meals on happy flights.
Also giving a remark at the ceremony in New Delhi, Honorable Minister of Civil Aviation in India, Hardeep Singh Puri, said: “India today is already the world’s third largest domestic civil aviation scene. In 2018-19, the trade between India and Vietnam grew at an annual rate of 12.81% and reach US$13.69 billion. And I believe that the economic relations of both countries will grow exponentially thanks to direct air connectivity of Vietjet as announced today. Congratulations Vietjet.”
The Danang – New Delhi and Hanoi – Mumbai routes will commence operations from May 14, 2020 with a frequency of five flights per week and three flights per week respectively. The HCMC – Mumbai route will operate four weekly flights from May 15, 2020. The airline currently operates the HCMC/Hanoi – New Delhi services at a frequency of four weekly flights and three weekly flights respectively.
India is one of the world’s largest and most populous countries with 1.3 billion people and forecasted to surpass China in next decades. Vietjet plans to commence more routes to multiple destinations in the country.
Besides the incredible capital of New Delhi, the city of Mumbai serves as one of India's most important financial and economic centers and is an extremely enchanting destination in its own right.
India is also well-known as an ancient and captivating land with many treasures of cultural heritage, colorful festivals and historic religious sites. Vietjet’s direct routes will also bring many passengers from India to fascinating destinations in Vietnam such as Hanoi, HCMC and Danang. Visitors can also easily connect with other cities and countries across the dynamic Southeast and East Asian region thanks to Vietjet’s vast domestic and international network.
Heading toward a green future, and with the aspiration to make a green planet for humanity and future generations, Vietjet continues to make great efforts to offer travelers more flying opportunities with the airline’s modern, fuel-saving, eco-friendly fleet at reasonable prices so people and tourists across the region and beyond can discover new destinations while protecting the planet.
Miss Intercontinental Karen Gallman also features in the new-age carrier’s program called "Protect the planet - Fly with Vietjet”, which involves a series of meaningful activities, such as “Let's clean up the ocean” and “Take action against plastic waste”, as well as charity activities in India, and much more. As ambassador for Indian tourism, she will join Vietjet’s journey to protect the earth, reduce the risk of natural disasters and epidemics, and help bring civilized and beautiful values to people to wherever Vietjet has flights.