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Vietjet Announces Five New Routes to Japan and Commences Two New International Routes from Can Tho

January 15, 2020 Aviation No Comments Email Email

Vietjet has unveiled a total of seven new routes, further expanding its international flight network. This includes the announcement of five new routes linking Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City to multiple destinations in Japan, and the commencement of two new routes connecting Can Tho with Seoul and Taipei.

The announcement of the launch of five new routes between Vietnam and Japan took place at Furama Resort’s International Convention Palace in Central Vietnam on 13 January 2020, where Vietjet took part as a member of the Keidanren (Federation of Economic Organisations in Japan). The announcement ceremony during the Japan – Vietnam Bilateral Tourism Promotion Conference, which welcomed more than 1,000 delegates from Japan, including officials from Japan’s National Assembly, the Japanese government and leaders from major Japanese corporations. Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister, Vuong Dinh Hue, and the Secretary-General of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan cum President of the Japanese-Vietnamese Parliamentary Alliance, Nikai Toshihiro, were among those that attended the ceremony.

The five new routes, Hanoi – NagoyaHo Chi Minh City – NagoyaDa Nang – NagoyaHanoi – Fukuoka and Hanoi – Kagoshima, are expected to commence operations in 2020. With a total of ten direct routes now connecting Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang to Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka and Kagoshima, the new flights will continue to facilitate positive bilateral relations between Vietnam and Japan culturally and economically while contributing to Vietnam’s goal of attracting one million Japanese tourists in 2020.

Vietjet has also inaugurated its first two international services connecting Can Tho, the hub city of the Mekong Delta region, with Taipei and Seoul. Attending the launch ceremony on the morning of 12 January 2020 at Can Tho International Airport were President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man, Chairman of People’s Committee of Can Tho City Le Quang Manh, Vietjet Managing Director Luu Duc Khanh, Vietjet Vice President Do Xuan Quang and other leaders from related Ministries, Departments and Authorities. During the event, Vietjet also donated to the Fund for the less fortunate of Can Tho City to usher in the Tet season for the less privileged.

The Can Tho – Taipei route operates four return flights per week starting from 10 January 2020. The flight departs from Can Tho at 12.40 pm and arrives in Taipei at 5.10 pm. The return flight takes off from Taipei at 6.10 pm and lands in Can Tho at 8.55 pm. All in local times.

The Can Tho – Seoul (Incheon) route will operate three return flights per week starting from 16 January 2020. The flight departs from Can Tho at 4.50 pm and arrives in Seoul (Incheon) at 11.55 pm. The return flight takes off from Seoul (Incheon) at 2.30 am and lands in Can Tho at 6.20 am. All in local times.

Vietjet currently operates the greatest number of routes and flights to Can Tho International Airport, with seven domestic routes and two international routes. Since the first flight that commenced in 2014, Vietjet has contributed significantly to the transformation of Can Tho’s tourism industry with an average growth rate of 30 percent of the total number of tourists in the city each year.

President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man (middle, in white), Chairman of People’s Committee of Can Tho City Le Quang Manh (fifth from the left), Vietjet Managing Director Luu Duc Khanh (forth from the left) and Vietjet Vice President Do Xuan Quang (third from the left) joined by other delegations for the celebration ceremony of Vietjet’s inauguration of two new routes

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