Carrier Vietjet Air on Sunday launched two new international routes connecting Hanoi and Indonesia’s Jakarta, and Phu Quoc with South Korea’s Busan as year-end travel season heats up.
There are four round-trips a week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday on the Hanoi-Jakarta route, with a flight time of more than four hours per leg.
A VietJet aircraft is seen at Noi Bai International airport in Hanoi, Vietnam.
The airline operates seven return flights on the Phu Quoc-Busan route, with a flight duration of five hours and 30 minutes.
Hanoi and Phu Quoc in the south are among the top tourist destinations in Vietnam, renowned for their unique cultural features, scenic landscapes, and diverse cuisine, while Jakarta is a leading metropolis not only in Indonesia but also in Southeast Asia, and Busan is South Korea's largest coastal city and a major seaport of the region and the world.
According to a Vietjet representative, the new routes are opened for Vietjet to take advantage of the year-end travel season.
The number of foreign visitors to Vietnam so far this year has topped 11.2 million, far higher than the full-year target of eight million, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.
South Korea has remained the largest source of tourists (3.2 million) this year, followed by mainland China (1.5 million).