Vietjet Air brings Vietnam closer to RoK, Taiwan hinh anh 1Vietjet Air will launch new routes to the Republic of Korea in November (Photo: VNA)

Along with flights to Taiwan (China), low-cost Vietjet Air will launch new routes to the Republic of Korea (RoK) in November, which are expected to facilitate travel, trade and tourism cooperation between Vietnam and the two economies.

The carrier is currently implementing a promotion programme which offers one-way tickets for flights from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi to Seoul and Taiwan at prices from 0-2 million VND (0-90 USD).

The RoK and Taiwan have remained Vietnam’s most important economic partners over recent years, ranking third and fifth last year, respectively. The RoK is the country’s largest investor with Taiwan following as the fourth largest.

Economic ties between Vietnam and the RoK and Taiwan are expected to thrive moving forward with substantial opportunities and potential for cooperation.

Tourists from the RoK to Vietnam have increased rapidly in recent years.

According to the Korea Tourism Organisation, more than 800,000 Korean tourists visited the Southeast Asian nation in 2014. More and more Vietnamese travellers are also choosing the RoK for their vacations.

Taiwan has been identified as one of Vietnam’s leading tourism markets with an average of over 300,000 arrivals each year.

As a new-generation carrier, Vietjet Air is favoured by both domestic and foreign passengers thanks to its modern equipment, good quality services, diverse entertainment activities and attractive promotion programmes.

Particularly, those who choose the Skyboss service will receive a range of priorities such as no fees for schedule changes, free checked baggage of 20 kg or one set of golf clubs, luxury lounge access, private vehicles and free wifi.

The service is especially convenient for businesspeople and artists, as it offers multiple choices for flying time and routes.

Many businesses said they save up to half of their costs when using the service.

According to statistics from the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam, Vietjet Air contributed 70 percent to the 26-percent Vietnamese air transport growth in the first six months of 2015.

The airline has received eight modern aircrafts from its contract to purchase 107 jets from Airbus, increasing the total number of modern planes in its fleet to 26, including A320 and A321 generations.-VNA