Vietjet has started selling tickets on its international new route connecting Phu Quoc and Seoul (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) - Vietjet has started selling tickets on its international new route connecting Phu Quoc island in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang and Seoul capital city of the Republic of Korea.

The Phu Quoc–Seoul route will have a daily return flight from December 22 with flight time of around 5 hours 30 minutes per leg. The flight departs from Phu Quoc at 3.30pm and arrives at Seoul at 10.45pm (local time). The return flight takes off from Seoul at 1.45am (local time) and lands in Phu Quoc at 5.35am.

Phu Quoc is known as “Pearl Island”, the largest island in Vietnam. Being a famous travel destination, Phu Quoc has attracted significant investment in tourism and resort real estate, the airline said in a statement.

Upon launching the new route connecting Phu Quoc to Seoul, Vietjet expects to not only bring modern air travel to local people and tourists but also promote trade and contribute to improving the local investment, it said.

According to the management board of the Phu Quoc Economic Zone, the district has 279 potential projects in tourism, housing, agriculture, public service and forestry. The total investment in the projects is worth 361 trillion VND (15.4 billion USD)

Since 2015, it has received 4.7 million visitors, 20.5 percent of them foreigners.

Vietjet is the first airline in Vietnam that operates a low-cost, modernized carrier model to provide a wide range of services to its customers. Apart from air transportation, Vietjet also provides consumer goods and services to the customers through the application of advanced E-Commerce technology.

Vietjet is an official member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) with IOSA Safety Certificate. In addition to the “Top 500 Leading Brands in Asia 2016” and “Best Recruiting Brand in Asia” for many consecutive years, Vietjet is also honored to be the Best Asian Low Cost Carrier awarded by TTG Travel Award in 2015. Besides that, Vietjet is also honored as the Top 3 Fastest Growing Facebook Fanpage award by Socialbakers.

Currently, Vietjet operates 60 A320, A321 aircraft with more than 385 flights daily, carrying more than 60 million passengers up to date, with 94 routes covering destinations in Vietnam as well as international destinations such as Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, China, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia and Cambodia.               

Vietjet plans to expand its network across the Asia-Pacific region and is continuing to expand its regional network. Recently, Vietjet signed a contract agreement to purchase new, modern aircraft from the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers.-VNA