Vietjet will officially launch a direct route connecting Hanoi with Osaka on November 8, 2018, looking to further boost tourism and trade integration between the two countries and across the region.
A special ceremony to announce the new route was held at the Japan-Vietnam Economic Forum in Tokyo with Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang, Japanese government’s representatives, and officials from both countries joining representatives of Vietjet.
Using Vietjet’s A320 aircraft, the Hanoi-Osaka route will operate on a daily basis with a flight time of more than four hours per leg. As proposed, a flight will depart from Hanoi each day at 1:45 am and arrive in Osaka at around 7:50 am. Coming in the other direction, a flight will take off from Osaka at 9:20 am and land in Hanoi at around 1:10 pm.
Vietjet’s new service to Osaka will bring the airline’s total number of international routes up to 45. The airline’s domestic network includes 38 routes.
Speaking at the ceremony, Vietjet’s Vice President Nguyen Thi Thuy Binh said:
“We are excited to be preparing this new route’s launch. The Hanoi-Osaka route is to be the first service for Vietjet’s expansion into Japan – the Land of the Rising Sun. We believe that this new connection and our expanding network will help make the travel dreams of millions of passengers come true. Japan is known to people from all over the world for its natural beauty, for example, the cherry blossom season, and Fuji Mountain, and the country is also adored for its many enviable cultural heritages, friendly people, incredible food and cutting-edge technology.
“As part of our expansion strategy in Japan, we will continue to open new routes connecting Vietnam and Japan’s economic and tourism hubs in order to diversify destination choices and better meet the growing demand for air travel between the two countries and beyond to better connect with the rest of the world.”