Vietjet launches new Seoul, Taipei, Nagoya, Fukuoka and Kagoshima flights
Vietjet has started the new year on a progressive note with the expansion of its international network to three Asian countries to offer flying opportunities with cost-saving and flexible fares plus diversified services to meet its customers’ demands.
The first two international services connecting Can Tho, the hub city of Mekong Delta region with Taipei and Seoul, the capital cities of Taiwan and South Korea were inaugurated on 12 January. To commemorate the auspicious occasion, Vietjet also donated to the Fund for the poor of Can Tho City to enable the underprivileged to celebrate a warm and cherished Tet.
In attendance at Can Tho International Airport were the President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man; Chairman of People’s Committee of Can Tho City Le Quang Manh; Vietjet Managing Director Luu Duc Khanh; Vietjet Vice President Do Xuan Quang and other leaders from relating Ministries, Departments and Authorities as well as tourists in the Mekong Delta region.
The Can Tho – Taipei route that commenced on 10 January 2020 operates four return flights per week and the Can Tho – Seoul (Incheon) route will operate three return flights per week starting from 16 January 2020.
Vietjet is currently the carrier operating the most routes and flights to Can Tho International Airport with seven domestic routes and two international routes. Since the first flight operated in 2014, Vietjet has significantly contributed to the remarkable transformation of Can Tho, creating an average growth rate of 30 percent for the total number of tourists each year.
As part of its rapid network expansion, Vietjet also announced five new routes connecting Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City with Nagoya, Fukuoka and Kagoshima in Japan to commence in 2020. The increase in the total number of direct routes to 10 between Vietnam and Japan will help Vietnam increase its target to attract one million Japanese tourists this year.
The announcement ceremony took place on 13 January within the framework of Japan – Vietnam Bilateral Tourism Promotion Conference, which has welcomed more than 1,000 delegates from Japan, including officials from Japan’s National Assembly, the Japanese government and leaders from major Japanese corporations. Present were Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister – Vuong Dinh Hue and the Secretary-General of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan cum President of the Japanese-Vietnamese Parliamentary Alliance – Nikai Toshihiro.
Following the success of numerous routes that connect the two countries’ major cultural, economic and political centers, Vietjet’s five new routes in Japan are expected to open ticket sales and commence operations within 2020. After Tokyo and Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka are the third and fourth biggest cities in Japan respectively. On the other hand, Kagoshima has a large population of Vietnamese people.
The new flights will definitely contribute to building the strategic bilateral relationship between Vietnam and Japan while also promoting cultural and economic exchanges in both countries. Meanwhile the two new services linking Can Tho with Taipei and Seoul will pave the way for locals, tourists to travel by safe, modern airway and at the same time promote the demand of tourism, trade, studying abroad, thus offering more opportunities to explore attractions at the destinations.