Vietjet, Vietnam's budget airline, will launch 11 additional new routes connecting three major Vietnamese cities of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Danang, and Phu Quoc Island, with Indian western and southern central hubs of Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, and Bangalore (Bengaluru) this September.
|Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in Mumbai has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2004. Photo: Vietjet
The new routes are expected to make Vietjet the largest carrier operating between the two countries in terms of capacity. The budget carrier has been the first airline to launch direct flights between Vietnam and India since 2019.
The nine new routes linking Hanoi/ Ho Chi Minh City/ Danang with Ahmedabad/ Hyderabad/ Bangalore will operate from September onwards with four weekly flights each. Just in time for the year-end holidays, the two other new routes including Danang - Mumbai/New Delhi will get operational.
Travelers to India for tourism, MICE, and business purposes can easily apply for e-visa without Covid-test requirements. Vietnam has lifted all arrival regulations relating to Covid-19 and travelers can enjoy a complete pre-pandemic fashion arriving in the country.
Vietnam's major cities - tourist destinations for visitors
|Hanoi, one of the biggest cities in Vietnam. Photo: Ngoc Tu/The Hanoi Times
The new direct flights will make it easier and more affordable for Indian passengers to Vietnam to travel to other attractive destinations in the country, not only Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Danang but also Ha Long Bay, Hoi An and the famous heritage sites in the central region or move quickly across Southeast and Northeast Asia.
Being the country’s capital city, Hanoi, with over a thousand years of history, is home to enchanting lakes, unique urban areas such as the bustling Old Quarter, and an array of fascinating heritage buildings.
Meanwhile, Ho Chi Minh City, the country’s largest economic, financial and tourism hub, is a vibrant destination with incredible restaurants, shopping, nightlife and historical landmarks.
Located in central Vietnam, Danang has been the world’s famous coastal destination and appealed to world tourists in recent years thanks to its iconic landmarks such as Golden Bridge and Dragon Bridge. The city also serves as a gateway to Vietnam’s other tourist attractions, including the ancient town of Hoi An, the former imperial citadel in Hue City, and Quang Binh, home of the world’s largest cave.
Dubbed “the Pearl Island”, Phu Quoc in the southern province of Khanh Hoa, in recent years has become the most popular beach destination in Southeast Asia. The tropical island has attracted a tremendous number of visitors lately thanks to its breathtaking beaches, stunning resorts, and exciting leisure and recreational offerings.
All international travelers coming to Phu Quoc are eligible for a 30-day visa exemption to experience all the good stuff that the paradise island has to offer.