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Vietjet heads to Myanmar

Released at: 15:47, 13/10/2015

Vietjet heads to Myanmar

New route opens as two countries mark 40 years of diplomatic relations.

by Tue Lam

Vietjet Air celebrated the opening of its newest international route on October 9, connecting Ho Chi Minh City with Yangon, Myanmar, on the occasion of 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations being established between Vietnam and Myanmar.

According to a representative from Vietjet, sharing similarities in economic development and culture, Myanmar and Vietnam have recently become popular destinations for international investment in the region and have both recorded impressive economic growth. “For these reasons Vietjet takes Yangon as the next important spot in its plans to expand its international network,” the representative said.

The new route will be operated at a frequency of five return flights a week, on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Flight time is around two hours and 15 minutes.

Flights will depart Ho Chi Minh City at 10.25am and arrive in Yangon at 12.10pm (local time), returning at 1pm (local time) and landing in Ho Chi Minh City at 3.45pm. On the first flights all passengers will receive special gifts from Vietjet.

With a convenient flight schedule, high quality services, and affordable airfares, the route is expected to meet the travel demand of people from the two countries and contribute to economic and cultural exchanges and the global integration efforts of each.

Vietjet is the first airline in Vietnam to operate as a new-age airline with low cost and diverse services to meet customer demand.

The airline now boasts a fleet of 28 aircraft, including A320s and A321s, and operates 190 flights each day. It has already opened 35 routes in Vietnam and across the region to destinations in Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, China, and now Myanmar, carrying more than 18 million passengers to date.

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