VietJet inaugrates 2 new routes to India


VietJet recently inaugurated two new routes connecting Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City with Ahmedabad, the largest city in the state of Gujarat in western India.

Constantly expanding the flight network connecting India with Vietnam, the carrier will operate four weekly return flights every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday for each route.

The new route launch is part of its expansion plan to cover up to 17 services between Vietnam’s key cities of Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang and Phu Quoc with India’s hubs of New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Bangalore.

VietJet airlines, Ahmedabad to Hanoi
The budget carrier is keen on spreading routes in India rapidly.
Credit: Asian Aviation.

With a flight time of just over four hours per leg, VietJet is making it easier and affordable for Indians, and now travellers from Ahmedabad, to visit Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, and Ho Chi Minh City, an economic icon with a vibrant pace of life.

Currently, operating 17 direct routes connecting India and Vietnam, VietJet has emerged as a pioneering airline bridging the distance and travel time between the two.

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Vietnam scrapped all quarantine and other COVID-related travel restrictions earlier this year to boost the country’s tourism industry, and India seems pretty high on its list. It wasn’t too long ago when Indians had to take connecting flights to reach Vietnam, but currently, there are many non-stop routes available between the two countries, many of those offered by VietJet.

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VietJet currently operates an all-Airbus fleet for short and long-haul flights.

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Recently, the airline also announced that it would soon begin flights from the coastal city of Da Nang to five Indian cities – New Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Ahmedabad.

Regional routes are quite important to VietJet. It currently operates an all-Airbus fleet for short and long-haul flights. But that will change in a couple of years with the introduction of Boeing’s 737-10 MAX aircraft.