The low-cost carrier VietJetAir on October 7 launched a new route between Ho Chi Minh City and the northern port city of Hai Phong to meet rising demand from domestic and foreign passengers.

The route will use Airbus A320, operating one flight per day.

The carrier, which joined the Vietnamese market as its fifth air carrier in late 2011, plans to expand its service network nationwide, while increasing frequency on existing routes between Hanoi - Da Nang  and between HCM City - Hanoi, Da Nang and Nha Trang.

On this occasion, VietJetAir offered a promotional programme, selling 100,000 cheap tickets within three months at