IndiGo hopes to start Kolkata-Hanoi direct flights from October 3 hinh anh 1IndiGo Chief Commercial Officer William Boulter (Source: VNA)

New Delhi (VNA) – Vietnam is one of the most promising destinations and IndiGo hopes to start operating direct flights on the Kolkata-Hanoi route from October 3, Chief Commercial Officer of the Indian low-cost airline William Boulter said on June 19.

Speaking at a ceremony to mark the Vietnam Revolutionary Press Day (June 21) held by the Vietnamese Embassy in India, Boulter described Vietnam as one of the undiscovered markets.

He showed his hope to start services between Kolkata and Hanoi on October 3, and then quickly launch the route to Ho Chi Minh City. He added these direct routes need government approval and the airline is in the last stages of getting them.

He affirmed that these flights will contribute to boosting tourism and people-to-people exchanges between the two countries.

According to data released by Indian aviation regulator DGCA, IndiGo has a 49 percent share in the domestic passenger market currently. It has deployed around 20 percent of its current capacity on international routes.-VNA