A Vietjet Air flight (Source: vietjetair.com)

HCM City (VNA) – The low-cost carrier Vietjet Air will start operating new routes from Ho Chi Minh City to Tainan (Taiwan) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) from this June.

According to the airline’s press release issued on April 12, t he Ho Chi Minh City – Tainan City route will be operated on every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from June 22, with about three hours and 15 minutes per leg.

The flights depart from Ho Chi Minh City at 10:45 (local time) and arrive in Tainan City at 15:00 (local time). The return ones take off from Tainan City at 16:00 (local time) and arrive in Ho Chi Minh City at 18:15 (local time).

Meanwhile, the Ho Chi Minh City – Kuala Lumpur route will run from June 1. Flying time is about one hour and 55 minutes. The flights depart from Ho Chi Minh City at 9:30 (local time) and arrive in Kuala Lumpur at 12:25 (local time). The return ones take off from Kuala Lumpur at 13:00 (local time) and arrive in Ho Chi Minh City at 13:55 (local time).

The airline will also increase flight frequency between Ho Chi Minh City and Taipei city of Taiwan from one round trip per day to twice from June 18, 2016 with flight time of 3 hours 25 minutes per leg.

To celebrate the new international routes, Vietjet will offer 50,000 promotional tickets just from 0 USD. The promotion, which runs from April 12 to 18 between 12:00 and 14:00 daily, is applied for all tickets on routes connecting Ho Chi Minh City with Kuala Lumpur, Tainan and Taipei. Travel period for Ho Chi Minh City – Kuala Lumpur route is from June 1 to October 30; for Ho Chi Minh – Tainan/Taipei route is from June 22 to October 30 (excluding public holidays).

Tickets can be booked at www.vietjetair.com (also compatible with smartphones at https://m.vietjetair.com ) or at www.facebook.com/vietjetvietnam (just click the “Booking” tab). Payment can be easily made with debit and credit cards of Visa, MasterCard, JCB, and American Express and ATM cards issued by 24 Vietnamese banks with Internet banking.

Vietjet is the first airline in Vietnam to operate as a new-age airline with low-cost and diversified services to meet customers’ demands.

Currently, the airline boasts a fleet of 35 aircraft, including A320s and A321s, and operates 250 flights each day. It has already opened 47 routes in Vietnam and across the region to international destinations such as Thailand, Singapore, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, China, Myanmar and Malaysia. It has carried more than 20 million passengers to date.-VNA