ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
Vietjet launches its newest international route connecting
Ho Chi Minh City with Kuala Lumpur
(Bangkok, June 01, 2016) – Vietjet today launched its newest international route connecting Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) with Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). The inaugural flight coded VJ825, which landed at Kuala Lumpur at around 12:00 local time, received a warm welcome by the general public and senior leaders from the governments of Malaysia and Vietnam. Among them were Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung as well as senior leaders from the Ministry of Transport of Malaysia and Vietnam..The new flight will connect leisure and business travelers between two of ASEAN’s key cities. Furthermore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Ho Chi Minh City will form a strong backbone for growing cross-border trade and opportunities moving forward for the entire region.
Passengers on the inaugural flight from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City also enjoyed traditional Malay dances performed by Vietjet’s dancers, and Halal food served on board along with special gifts from Vietjet’s flight attendants.
The Ho Chi Minh City – Kuala Lumpur route is operated on a daily basis. Flying time per sector is about one hour and 55 minutes. The flights depart from Ho Chi Minh City at 9:30 (local time) and arrive in Kuala Lumpur at 12:25 (local time). Return flights take off from Kuala Lumpur at 13:00 (local time) and arrive in Ho Chi Minh City at 13:55 (local time).
Nguyen Thi Thuy Binh, Vice President of Vietjet, said: “Vietjet always prioritizes a customer-driven service experience as an important facet of its offering, and adding new routes between key cities is central to this goal. Thanks to its convenient flying times, affordable fares and high quality passenger services, the new route is expected to boost socio-economic ties and cultural exchange between the two countries.”
Vietjet now has three daily flights between Bangkok and HCMC and two daily flights between Bangkok and Hanoi. The airline has already opened 50 routes in Vietnam and across the region to international destinations such as Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia and Myanmar. The airline boasts a fleet of 36 aircraft, including A320s and A321s, and operates 250 flights each day. With this constantly developing fleet of modern aircraft, passengers will experience the full suite of Vietjet’s high-quality services including SkyBoss, as well as opportunities to win economical fares and special surprises from the airline’s promotional campaigns.
Vietjet is the first airline in Vietnam to operate as a new-age airline with low-cost and diversified services to meet customers’ demands. It provides not only transport services but also uses the latest e-commerce technologies to offer various products and services for consumers. The airline recently won IOSA Certification from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) after just over three years of operations. Vietjet was also declared “Best Asian Low Cost Carrier” at the TTG Travel Awards 2015, which compiles votes from travelers, travel agencies and tour operators in Asia. The airline was also rated as one of the top three fastest growing airline brands on Facebook in the world by Socialbakers and the most favorite airline in Vietnam in 2015.
Currently, the airline boasts a fleet of 36 aircraft, including A320s and A321s, and operates 250 flights each day. It has already opened 50 routes in Vietnam and across the region to international destinations such as Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, China, Myanmar and Malaysia. It has carried more than 20 million passengers to date.
Looking ahead, the airline plans to expand its network across the region. To prepare for this plan, Vietjet has signed agreements with the world’s leading aircraft-manufacturers to purchase more brand-new and modern aircraft.
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