(From left) Air India’s Pankaj Srivastava and Vietjet’s Dinh Viet Phuong signing the MoU in New Delhi on December 10
Vietjet and Air India have entered into a MoU to cooperate on air services between Vietnam and India, which will see both airlines joining forces to commence direct flights between the two countries, with the first planned route connecting Ho Chi Minh City and New Delhi.
The partnership will also see both airlines working together to expand the capability of sales distribution, and implement tourism and trade promotions.
“We hope that Air India’s aviation experience and capabilities will help Vietjet better access India – a potential market with a young and dynamic population of more than 1.2 billion people,” said Vietjet’s vice president Dinh Viet Phuong.
As well, Vietjet welcomed passengers onto its debut flight between Hai Phong and Seoul on December 12.
The route will operate every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday and depart Hai Phong’s Cat Bi International Airport at 11.45 and land at Seoul’s Incheon International Airport at 06.00. The return flight will take off at 07.15 and arrive back at Hai Phong at 10.40. All times are local and flight time per sector is approximately five hours.