Vietjet Air opens Hue-Hanoi return flight hinh anh 1Vietjet Air's first flight from Hanoi landed at Phu Bai Airport of Thua Thien-Hue on November 1. (Photo: VNA)

Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) – Low-cost carrier Vietjet Air launched on November 1 a new return flight connecting the former imperial city of Hue and the capital city of Hanoi. 

It takes Vietjet Air about one hour and ten minutes to conduct each daily flight from Hanoi to Hue and vice versa. 

Along with Vietjet Air, national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and Jestar Pacific are operating return flights between Hue-Hanoi and Hue-Ho Chi Minh City with 24 flights per day. 

The opening of the new route by Vietjet Air not only meets travel demand of local people and tourists but also promotes regional trade and integration. 

Currently, Vietjet Air is operating nearly 20 air routes from Hanoi to domestic and international destinations such as Ho Chi Minh City and Danang city of Vietnam, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan (China) and Thailand. 

Director of the provincial Department of Planning and Investment Phan Thien Dinh said Phu Bai Airport in Thua Thien-Hue province will be able to receive A320/A321, Boeing 767 and Boeing 777-200LR aircraft by 2020. 

By 2020, the airport is expected to receive 20 airplanes at peak time and 5 million passengers per year. The figures will be raised to 26 airplanes and 9 million passengers 10 years later.

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 is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) with the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate. It was also named as one of the Top 500 Brands in Asia 2016 by global marketing research company Nielsen and “Best Asian Low Cost Carrier” at the TTG Travel Awards 2015, which compiles votes from travellers, travel agencies and tour operators in throughout Asia. The airline was also rated as one of the top three fastest growing airline brands on FaceBook in the world by Socialbakers.

Currently, Vietjet boasts a fleet of 40 aircraft, including A320s and A321s, and operates 350 flights each day. It has already opened 53 routes in Vietnam and across the region to international destinations such as Thailand, Singapore, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, China and Myanmar. It has carried nearly 30 million passengers to date.-VNA