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VietJet announces 4 new flights to India

Vietnamese carrier VietJet has announced 4 new (or resuming) flights to two of India’s biggest cities, Mumbai and Delhi. This will mark the airline’s return to India for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Flights to Mumbai and Delhi

Starting 2nd June 2022, VietJet will operate 4-flights-a-week between Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport and Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport with the following schedule:

  • Ho Chi Minh City-Mumbai
  • Departure time: 20:50
  • Arrival time: 00:20 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 5 hours
  • Flight number: VJ883
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays
  • Mumbai-Ho Chi Minh City
  • Departure time: 01:25
  • Arrival time: 08:15
  • Flight time: 5 hours and 20 minutes
  • Flight number: VJ884
  • Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
  • Note: This flight launches on 3rd June 2022

Starting 3rd June 2022, the low-cost carrier will operate 3-weekly flights between Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport and Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. The flights will run with the following schedule:

  • Hanoi-Mumbai
  • Departure time: 21:10
  • Arrival time: 00:20 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 4 hours and 40 minutes
  • Flight number: VJ907
  • Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Mumbai-Hanoi
  • Departure time: 01:25
  • Arrival time: 07:45
  • Flight time: 4 hours and 50 minutes
  • Flight number: VJ910
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

VietJet will operate a total of 7-weekly flights between Mumbai and India. This means that there will a daily flight from Mumbai, either to Ho Chi Minh City or to Hanoi.

Starting 9th September 2022, VietJet will also operate 4-flights-a-week between Phu Quoc and Mumbai and 3-flights-a-week between Phu Quoc and Delhi. The schedules for these flights are not yet available as the tickets are not on sale yet. I will update the article with the schedule once the tickets are on sale.

All of these flights will be operated by Airbus A320 aircraft.

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Dinh Viet Phuong, Managing Director, VietJet, said:

We are thrilled to continue connecting Vietnam with India, the country of 1.4 billion population via six direct routes, and reenergise our operations right in the post pandemic environment. With flights of just over five hours per leg, and a convenient flight schedule on offer throughout the week, Vietjet’s renewed and increased connectivity between Vietnam and India will create many more trade and tourism opportunities between the two countries, helping to boost the economies of both.

He added:

The expansion of Vietjet’s flight network into India also reaffirms the airline’s ongoing commitment to continuously help travellers save on cost and time. Passengers can enjoy flying on our new and modern aircraft and taking transit flights to famous destinations in Southeast Asian countries, such as Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and many other countries, thanks to Vietjet’s extensive flight network in the Asia Pacific region.

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Vietjet used to operate nonstop flights from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi to Delhi in addition to charter flights from Vietnam to Bodh Gaya, the Indian Buddhist pilgrimage site.

Flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Delhi & between Hanoi and Delhi will resume on 29th April and 30th April respectively with 3-flights-a-week on each route.

Vietjet’s new services mean many more Indian tourists can discover numerous ‘lands to remember’ and destinations in Vietnam. Located in the heart of Southeast Asia and home to a rich culture, diverse natural landscapes, an extraordinarily delicious cuisine and friendly local people, famed for their warmth and hospitality, Vietnam has been a fast-rising destination in recent years, drawing more and more world travellers.

Hanoi, the capital city with over a thousand years of history, is home to enchanting lakes, unique urban areas such as the bustling Old Quarter and an array of fascinating heritage buildings, while Ho Chi Minh City, the country’s leading economic, financial and tourism center, is a vibrant destination with incredible restaurants, shopping and nightlife. Dubbed as “the Pearl Island”, Phu Quoc has in recent years fast become the most popular beach destination in Vietnam. The tropical island has attracted tremendous amount of visitors lately thanks to its breathtaking beaches, stunning resorts and exciting leisure and recreational offerings.

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