VietJet celebrated surpassing the three million passenger mark since the beginning of the year, resulting in a 182% increase in capacity year-on-year.
The airline which has a fleet of 15 A320 Airbus aircraft, has carried a total 7.4 million passengers across more than 18,500 flights, since the start of its operations in December 2011. These figures were released at a preliminary business review held at Ho Chi Minh City’s Opera House on 23 August 2014.
VietJet offers daily flights between Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City 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 has also announced plans to increase daily flights on its international route between Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok effective 12 September 2014. Due to a surging demand for low cost travel between these two destinations, the route will soon operate twice daily, holding a flight capacity of 5,040 seats per week. Daily flights will depart Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City at 11.05am and 2.05pm (local time), with return flights from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport at 1.50pm and 4.35pm (local time) respectively. The flight duration is approximately 90 minutes per section.
The airline recently celebrated the launch of direct flights between Vietnam and Seoul, South Korea, marking its first foray into the Korean market. VietJet operates daily flights from Hanoi and Da Nang to Seoul with a flight capacity of 5,040 seats weekly. Daily flights departs 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 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.