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Hanoi (VNA) – Budget carrier Vietjet Air has begun selling tickets on the route between Ho Chi Minh City and Van Don island district in the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh.

Vietjet Air will operate return flights on the route every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday as from January 20, 2019, with each leg lasting for about two and a quarter hours.  

The flights will depart from HCM City at 7:00 and arrive at Van Don at 9:15. The return flight will take off at 9:50 and land in HCM City at 12:05. 

To mark the new route, Vietjet Air offers 2.2 million tickets priced only from 0 VND during the “golden hours” from 12:00 to 14:00 on three golden days from December 20-22 on its website at www.vietjetair.com.

The promotion campaign is applied to all domestic routes for flights between January 20 and December 31, 2019, excluding holidays.

With the aim of becoming a “Consumer Airline,” Vietjet Air has continually opened new routes, added more aircraft to its fleet, invested in modern technology and offered more added-on products and services.

With a fleet of over 60 aircraft, including the A320 and A321, Vietjet Air operates 385 flights each day to 105 destinations in Vietnam and across the region.

Construction on Van Don International Airport, the first of its kind in Vietnam invested by a private investor – SunGroup, started in 2015 with total investment of 7.5 trillion VND (330 million USD). 

Under a March decision by the Ministry of Transport, Van Don will be an international airport, serving both civilian and military flights with a 3.6km-long runway. The airport will have an annual capacity of about 2 million passengers by 2020, which will increase to 5 million by 2030.

Van Don district is among three special economic zones planned in the country. Therefore, the airport is expected to boost the local economy, particularly tourism at UNESCO-recognised Ha Long Bay. -VNA