VietJet Aviation has declared that it will launch 13 new routes between the Southeast Asian country and India later this year. Additionally, Vietnam’s budget airline stated on Monday that it also planned to add more Airbus A330 planes.
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VietJet noted in a report that the new routes will be launched from early September to early December and it will link Vietnam’s major cities and its tourism island of Phu Quoc with Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Bangalore, New Delhi, and Mumbai.
“We currently prioritize expanding and boosting flight operations to India…to serve the peak in demand for both leisure and business travel,” VietJet Vice President Nguyen Thanh Son stated.
Notably, the airline currently operates four Vietnam-India routes, linking Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City with New Delhi and Mumbai. The company reported that VietJet, which operates a fleet of 80 Airbus aircraft on almost 100 routes, plans to add more A330 widebody planes as part of its fleet growth plan.
Additionally, the Vietnamese carrier last week told its flight services will connect 5 Indian cities to Vietnam by early November this year. Now, Mumbai and Delhi are part of the southeast Asian airline’s international network. Vietjet has been flying into India since December 2019 when it established services to Delhi from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.
The services of the budget airline were discontinued after India stopped all commercial international passenger flight operations in late March 2020 in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Following the Indian government lifting the ban on March 27 this year, Vietjet declared the resumption of operations along with the expansion of its services between the 2 countries.
“We launched services to Mumbai in June with an Airbus A320 within three months of restarting flights to Delhi. And within a month of that, we upgraded the aircraft to 214-seater A321 from 180-seater A320.
This is a very positive sign of demand boost,” Jay Lingeswara, Director Commercial, VietJet, told at an event here. Additionally, he told that Vietjet has received a very good response from customers and that has provided it the confidence to further expand its services from India.
“By early November, we will have five Indian cities — New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad — connected with Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Phu Quoc, and Da Nang in Vietnam,” Lingeswara stated.
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