Vietjet expands India footprint, announcing 11 additional direct routes to key Indian cities from September 2022

The airline will soon operate 17 Vietnam-India services connecting Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City/Da Nang/Phu Quoc with Ahmedabad/Hyderabad/Bengaluru/Mumbai/New Delhi



Vietjet is set to dominate the skies with the addition of 11 new routes connecting four major Vietnamese cities to the Western, Southern and Central hubs of India namely Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, and Bangalore (Bengaluru). The expansion of the Vietnam-India network will undeniably make Vietjet the largest carrier operating between the two countries in terms of capacity, with a total of 17 flight services to offer.



The nine new routes linking Hanoi/ Ho Chi Minh City/ Da Nang with Ahmedabad/ Hyderabad/ Bangalore will operate from September onwards with four weekly flights each. Two additional routes connecting Da Nang with Mumbai/ New Delhi will be operational towards the end of the year, just in time for the year-end holidays. This expansion comes following the overwhelming response to its Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City to New Delhi/Mumbai routes that were launched earlier this year.

Inside Vietjet’s India expansion: Vietjet’s New Routes Connecting Vietnam to India

Route

Weekly frequency

Launch date

Hanoi

 

Ahmedabad

4 flights

September 27

Hyderabad

October 7

Bangalore

November 2

Ho Chi Minh City

Ahmedabad

4 flights

September 29

Hyderabad

October 8

Bangalore

November 1

Da Nang

New Delhi

4 flights

October 18 (tentative)

Mumbai

3 flights

October 17

Ahmedabad

4 flights

December 1

Bangalore

November 28

Hyderabad

November 29

Phu Quoc

New Delhi

4 flights

September 9

Mumbai

3 flights

September 8


Vietjet’s Operational Routes to India

Route

Weekly frequency

Launch date

Ho Chi Minh City

New Delhi

4 flights

In operation

Mumbai

Hanoi

New Delhi

4 flights

In operation

Mumbai


“Vietjet is the first airline to launch direct flights between Vietnam and India since 2019 and has constantly strived to expand its operations to the world’s second most populated country. As the world of travel slowly reopens, coupled with the excellent feedback received for our current Vietnam – India routes, Vietjet will continue to prioritise expanding and increasing flight connectivity to India,” said Nguyen Thanh Son, vice president of Vietjet.



He added that with the expansion of Vietjet’s flight network to all major cities in India, the airline carrier aims to enable better connectivity to meet the rise in demand for both leisure and business travel to India. He hoped that this will also contribute to the economic and trade development between the two countries and the region.

Vietjet currently operates four services linking Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City with New Delhi/Mumbai on 3-4 flights per week each. The Phu Quoc - Mumbai/New Delhi services which was announced earlier in June will commence operation from September 8 and 9 respectively with 3-4 flights per week.

In light of this, Malaysian travelers now have a broader spectrum of flight choices to India, while at the same time leveraging the opportunity to explore the rich cultures of Vietnam during transit. Malaysians can also take advantage of the various flight times and routes Vietjet has to offer by flying from Kuala Lumpur to Vietnam and then on to India.

Flyers will also be able to take advantage of Vietjet’s promotional prices as the carrier is launching a special 3-day promotional offer of 18,688 super low-fare tickets starting from $USD0 (*) from 19-21 July 2022 via www.vietjetair.com and Vietjet Air mobile app in celebration of these new routes. Travel period for this deal is from 15 August 2022, to 26 March 2023 (**) and is applicable to all routes between the two countries.

India is one of the most religiously and ethnically diverse nations in the world and has been drawing millions of travelers near and far to visit its colourfully cultured country. Aside from its capital New Delhi and its biggest city Mumbai, other major cities in India also deserve the credit for it also plays an important part in the economic and tourism development of India.

Take Ahmedabad in Western India for instance, this unassuming city was ranked in the list of Best Cities to Live in India. This historic city was also declared as a UNESCO World Heritage City. Meanwhile, Hyderabad – also known as ‘The City of Pearls’, is a major urban center in southern-central India that has grown to become a bustling hub for trade and commerce while still maintaining its traditional roots of historical bazaars citywide. On the other hand, Bengalaru or better known as Bangalore, is dubbed the Silicon Valley of India for its leading Information Technology (IT) export industry and is also the second fastest growing metropolis in India.

In recent years, Vietnam has slowly emerged as one of the top destinations to visit, drawing in an increasing number of travelers worldwide and constantly receiving praise from leading global travel magazines globally, including Indian travelers. Located in the heart of Southeast Asia and home to a rich cultural heritage and diverse landscapes, its capital Hanoi, is home to over a thousand years’ worth of history waiting to be discovered. It is also home to enchanting lakes, unique urban areas such as the bustling Old Quarter and an array of fascinating heritage buildings.

Meanwhile, Ho Chi Minh City is known as the country’s largest economic, financial and tourism hub that is vibrant and bustling with an incredible array of shopping, nightlife, delectable food and historical landmarks. Over in central Vietnam, Da Nang prides itself with its world’s famous coastal beaches and iconic landmarks such as the Golden Bridge and Dragon Bridge. This city also serves as a gateway to Vietnam’s other tourist attractions including the ancient town of Hoi An, the former imperial citadel in Hue City and is home to the world’s largest cave, Quang Binh. Another famous beach destination in Vietnam is Phu Quoc or also known as the Pearl Island. It has become one of the most popular beach destinations in Southeast Asia recently.



In light of the current Covid-19 travel guidelines, travelers to India for tourism, MICE or business purposes can now apply for an E-visa without needing any Covid testing done. Travelers into Vietnam can also enjoy traveling in pre-pandemic fashion as the country removes the need for Covid-19 testing for all international arrivals regardless of vaccination status. All international travelers coming to Phu Quoc are eligible for a 30-day visa exemption and can fully enjoy what this paradise island has to offer.

(*) Excluding taxes and fees
(**) Excluding public holidays