Airlines & Airports
|July 26, 2014|
VietJet Expands International Routes With Direct Flights To Seoul, South Korea
|VietJet celebrates the launch of direct flights between Vietnam and Seoul, South Korea, marking the airline's first foray into the Korean market. Fueling the growing demand for leisure and business travel between the two countries, VietJet will operate daily flights from Hanoi and Da Nang to Seoul with a flight capacity of 5,040 seats per week. These flights are the latest addition to VietJet's list of international destinations which include Singapore and Bangkok, Thailand.|
Daily flights will depart Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi at 1.45am and Da Nang International Airport at 2.00am respectively, with both return flights scheduled for departure from the Incheon International Airport at 11.05am daily (local time). Each flight section is approximately five hours.
SEYOU has been appointed as the General Sales Agent for ticket sales in South Korea. VietJet also plans to expand ticketing channels throughout all existing sales touchpoints to meet the increasing travel demands between South Korea and Vietnam.
The airline remains bullish on its expansion plans within the Asia Pacific region and intends to launch more joint ventures with regional airline partners. In 2013, VietJet announced the launch of Thai VietJet Air, a joint venture with Kan Air. Thai VietJet Air operates domestic flights between Bangkok and major tourist destinations such as Chiang Mai and Phuket.
On 23 May 2014, VietJet launched a new international flight route between Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City, initially operating seven round trip flights per week with duration per section of 1 hour and 50 minutes. The flight departs Tan Son Nhat International Airport at 8.50am (local time) and Changi International Airport at 12.40pm (local time) daily, with VietJet looking to increase the flight frequency for this route to 14 round trip flights weekly to meet increasing demand.
VietJet currently operates 27 local and international routes. In addition to its latest connections to South Korea, the airline also offers direct flights from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to Bangkok, Thailand, and from Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore.
VietJet offers express check-in at all airports for passengers over 65 years of age, expectant mothers, and families travelling with infants. These passengers are encouraged to approach VietJet's express check-in counters for priority boarding and assistance with carry-on luggage.
VietJet has also recently launched a duty free service on international routes from Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) to Singapore and Bangkok (Thailand), offering all passengers premium duty free shopping options on board international flights. The innovative carrier also offers a 30 per cent discount on all in-flight purchases from Tuesday, 22 July to Friday, 22 August 2014.