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Vietjet to operate direct flights between Trichy-Ho Chi Minh City, ET Infra


Private air carrier Vietjet would launch direct flights between Ho Chi Minh city and Tiruchirappalli from November 2 onwards, strengthening ties between the two countries, the Vietnam-based airline said on Wednesday. The move to increase the flight connectivity between the two countries was in the backdrop of the sharp rise of Indian travellers visiting the East Asian country this year.

According to Vietnam National Authority of Tourism, Indian travellers who visited the country grew by 200 per cent between January-June 2023 and placed India among the top 10 inbound markets for Vietnam.

The service, scheduled to commence from November 2 between the two cities, marks an important milestone for the development of Tiruchirappalli airport and to the tourism industry of the two countries.

It is expected to further promote tourism, economic and trade cooperation, and development of bilateral relations between Vietnam and India, the airliner said in a statement.

“This new route showcases Vietjet’s capability to connect the southern region of India with Vietnam cities, which open up more opportunities for travel and trade exchanges between the people of two countries with reasonable costs and good services,” said Vietjet’s Vice-President-Commercial-, Jay Lingeswara.

From Ho Chi Minh City, tourists would be able to further explore other parts of Vietnam like some of the popular coastal destinations including Da Nang, Nha Trang.

Flights from Tiruchirappalli to Ho Chi Minh City would be operated every Monday, Wednesday and Friday while in the return direction it would be on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.

  • Published On Sep 28, 2023 at 11:13 AM IST

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