A plane of Vietjet Air (Photo: Vietjet Air)

HCM City (VNA) – Low-cost carrier Vietjet on August 29 announced the opening of two international routes connecting Hanoi with Taipei and Ho Chi Minh City with Kaohsiung (Taiwan) as part of its network expansion plan.

Tickets are now available for Hanoi-Taipei and Ho Chi Minh City-Kaohsiung with prices only from 310,000 VND (14 USD) and from 210,000 VND (9 USD) respectively.

The Hanoi-Taipei route will be operated on a daily basis from October 30, 2016 with the flight time of 2 hours 45 minutes per leg. The flight takes off from Hanoi at 14:15 and lands in Taipei at 18:00 (local time). The return flight will depart at 19:10 and arrives in Hanoi at 20:55 (local time).

Meanwhile, the Ho Chi Minh City-Kaohsiung route will be launched on December 12, 2016 with five return flights a week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The flight, which lasts 3 hours 30 minutes per leg, departs from Ho Chi Minh City at 02:10 and lands in Kaohsiung at 06:30 (local time). The return flight takes off at 08:15 and lands in Ho Chi Minh City at 10:45 (local time).

On the same day, it also declared to increase the flight frequency on the Ho Chi Minh City-Tainan route to five return flights a week.

Accordingly, the Ho Chi Minh City -Tainan will have five return flights a week on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from October 30, 2016 with flight time of 3 hours 15 minutes per leg. The flight leaves Ho Chi Minh City at 10:30 and arrives in Tainan at 14:45 (local time). The return flight takes off at 15:45 and lands at 18:00 (local time).

Other international routes of Ho Chi Minh City-Seoul and Hanoi – Seoul will be served with A321 aircraft (230 seats) instead of A320 aircraft (180 seats).

Vietjet is the first airline in Vietnam to operate as a new-age airline with low-cost and diversified services to meet customers’ demands. With its high-quality services, special low-fare tickets and diverse ticket classes, the carrier offers its passengers enjoyable flights with dynamic and friendly flight crew, comfy seats, amazing hot meals and special surprises from the airline’s inflight activities.

Currently, the airline boasts a fleet of 40 aircraft, including A320s and A321s, and operates 300 flights each day. It has already opened 53 routes in Vietnam and to international destinations such as Thailand, Singapore, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, China and Myanmar. It has carried nearly 25 million passengers to date.-VNA