Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc visits Vietnam Airlines' booth at the event (Photo: VNA)
 
 
Hanoi (VNA) – National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and budget airline Jetstar Pacific, in conjunction Hanoi city, hosted a workshop in Saitama prefecture on June 6 to promote Vietnam’s tourism potential in the Japanese market.

During the event, the two carriers introduced tourism potential of Hanoi in particular and Vietnam in general, as well as direct flights between the two nations. 

Vietnam Airlines is the largest carrier operating direct flights between Vietnam and Japan with an average of 70 trips per week on 10 routes connecting Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang with Haneda, Narita, Kansai (Osaka), Centrair (Nagoya) and Fukuoka.

Since its first flight in 1994, Vietnam Airlines has served 10 million people, accounting for 65 percent of the market share. 

Meanwhile, Jetstar Pacific announced to operate two direct routes linking Ha Noi and Da Nang with Osaka, becoming Vietnam’s first low-cost airline to offer direct service to Japan.

The first flight is schedule to begin in early September this year with four round-trips per week using 180-seater Airbus A320. 

Both carriers are implementing a dual brand strategy to diversify products to meet customers’ demand and enhance their popularity in both domestic and foreign markets.-VNA