Continuing in the hype of the New Year’s celebrations, new age carrier Vietjet officially welcomed a new service linking Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) with Van Don.

The new route now connects the largest city of Vietnam with the attractive islands of Quang Ninh Province, meeting high demands for air transportation, travel and trade for locals and tourists alike, as well as contributing to trade and integration within Vietnam and the region.

Situated in the Quang Ninh Province, the new route will also serve as a direct gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ha Long Bay located 50km away and approximately a 60-minute ride from the newly opened Van Don International Airport. A popular destination for travellers from around the world, the bay, which consist of over 1,600 islands and islets that form a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars, is famous for its ocean karst topography.

The jubilant opening ceremony was held at the Van Don International Airport, in which passengers on board the inaugural flight were greeted with exclusive gifts, floral garlands and a warm Vietjet welcome.

The HCMC – Van Don route now operates return flights every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, with a flight time of approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes per leg. The flight departs from HCMC at 7:00am and arrives in Van Don at 9.15am. The return flight takes off from Van Don at 9.50am and lands in HCMC at 12.05pm. All are in local time.

Tickets are now available via all sales channels, those with promotional fares can be during the golden window of 1.00pm - 3.00pm daily via website www.vietjetair.com

With a flight network comprising 39 domestic routes and 66 international routes, Vietjet operates safe flights with a technical reliability rate of 99.66% — the highest rate in the Asia Pacific region. As a registered member of International Air Transport Association (IATA), Vietjet has obtained the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate. The airline has been awarded a 7-star ranking - the world’s highest rate for safety by AirlineRatings.

Aiming to be a Consumer Airline, Vietjet has continually opened many new routes, increased its fleet of new and modern aircraft, invested in latest technology, as well as offer more add-on products and services to serve all demands of customers.

Vietjet has been a pioneering airline, winning the hearts of millions of passengers thanks to its exciting promotions and entertainment, especially during the festive seasons. With high-quality services, diverse ticket classes and reasonable airfares, Vietjet offers its passengers flying experiences on new aircraft with comfy seats and delicious hot meals served by a lovely, dedicated and friendly cabin crew, and many more enticing add-on services.