Vietjet opens new direct route to Kochi (Kerala)
Vietjet on July 6 has formally launched a direct route between Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) and Kochi (India) which can begin flying on August 12, 2023.
The first-ever direct route from Kerala to Vietnam marks an vital milestone for the growth of Kochi airport and the tourism business of the 2 nations. When the route is commenced on August 12, 2023, Vietjet can be working a complete of 32 flights per week between India and Vietnam. It is anticipated to additional promote tourism, financial and commerce cooperation, and growth of bilateral relations between Vietnam and India.
Speaking on the occasion, Vietnamese Ambassador to India H.E. Nguyen Thanh Hai mentioned, “The opening of the route connecting Kochi and Ho Chi Minh City by Vietjet is a breakthrough, creating a new impetus for economic – trade – tourism cooperation and people-to-people exchanges between Viet Nam and South India. With the favorable geographical location of Ho Chi Mich City in particular, and Viet Nam in general, visitors will easily explore destinations across Viet Nam as well as from Viet Nam to other countries and regions around the world. Congratulate Vietjet, the airline operating the most air routes between our two countries, on pioneering in connecting the Indian Tier 2 cities with Viet Nam.”
“We are very happy to announce a direct flight service from Kochi airport to Ho Chi Minh City,” mentioned S. Suhas IAS, Managing Director, Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL). “We are confident that the launch of this new air route between Kerala and Vietnam from CIAL will be a significant milestone in the tourism industry, providing travelers with a convenient and direct transportation option to meet their requirements. Also, the opening of a new air route marks a pivotal moment in the history of airport operations, which will help our company in opening up new avenues for economic growth and cultural exchange”, he added.
In its strategic plan to develop connectivity between India with Vietnam, the Kochi – HCMC route will be operated with a frequency of 4 flights/week on each Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. The flights from Kochi will depart at 23:50 (native time) and land in Ho Chi Minh City at 06:40 (native time). The return flights will depart from Ho Chi Minh City at 19:20 (native time) and arrive in Kochi at 22:50 (native time). Additionally, Indians can fly to Vietnam on Vietjet flights from Mumbai, New Delhi, Ahmedabad to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, respectively.
Speaking on the occasion, Jay L Lingeswara – Vietjet Vice President of Commerce mentioned, “With this new route, Vietjet will fundamentally increase connectivity between Vietnam and India. We expect that Vietjet will make significant contributions to the tourism growth of Kerala, India and Vietnam via its wide range of products and services accompanied by competitive and reasonable fares.”
Kerala stands in the group of developed states of India, ranked eighth/thirty sixth in GDP and sixth in GDP per capita of India. Kochi is the important thing worldwide airport of the state of Kerala, connecting to 31 worldwide locations. In the primary 5 months of 2023, India has 141 thousand guests to Vietnam; anticipated to attain 500,000 guests a yr. Previously, in 2022, the variety of Indian guests to Vietnam grew impressively, reaching 137,900 arrivals, rating ninth within the 10 markets sending vacationers to Vietnam essentially the most. Vietjet’s new route is anticipated to result in 10,000 extra passengers from the southern area of India to Vietnam in 2023.
Ho Chi Minh City is a younger, dynamic metropolis with a historical past of simply over 300 years. The number of colours, scents and sounds are the hallmarks of the “Pearl of the Far East”, serving to the City constantly rank as one of the vital common vacationer locations in Asia amongst solo, couple and household vacationers. From Ho Chi Minh City, guests can simply discover the well-known coastal areas and cities of Vietnam with the airline’s in depth flight community and versatile and handy flight occasions.
On this event, Vietjet extends its signature mega sale promotions on each Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday for Indians with a one-way value from solely INR 5,555 (*), in addition to discounted fares for Business and SkyBoss tickets, topic to availability.