Kuala Lumpur – Vietjet marks the start of the New Year with the official launch of its newest service connecting Hanoi and Tokyo. This is the airline’s third link between Vietnam and Japan, meeting not only the increased demand for air travel, but also contributing to the development of tourism, trade and cultural exchanges between the two countries.
Present during the jubilant opening ceremony at Narita International Airport were Mr. Vu Hong Nam, Ambassador of Vietnam to Japan; Mr. Yasuo Ishii, Administrator of Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism and Mr. Makoto Natsume, Narita International Airport Corporation President & CEO.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Do Xuan Quang, Vice President of Vietjet said, “We are delighted to launch a third direct route from Vietnam to Japan following the opening of the Hanoi – Osaka and Ho Chi Minh City – Osaka routes. The launch of this new route brings a new travel option for people – especially travellers from Tokyo and the Kanto region in general, to Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam from where they have easy access to many other World famous destinations in Vietnam such as Sapa, Ha Long Bay, Trang An and Son Doong cave.”
“Travellers from both countries as well as international tourists can also effortlessly transit to other ASEAN countries or destinations across the North Asia region with Vietjet’s comprehensive and continually expanding flight network. I believe that with our outstanding service quality, new fleet, dedicated and friendly cabin crew, delicious and hot inflight meals together with amazing ticket fares and exciting in-flight entertainments, Vietjet will leave passengers with nothing but wonderful flying experiences,” added Mr. Do.
The Hanoi – Tokyo route now operates daily return flights with a flight duration of approximately six hours per leg on a new and modern aircraft. In the fourth quarter of 2018, Vietjet launched two other direct routes to Japan namely the Hanoi – Osaka route on 8 November 2018 and the Ho Chi Minh City – Osaka route on 14 December 2018. Tickets for all Vietnam – Japan routes can be booked via www.vietjetair.com or https://www.facebook.com/VietjetMalaysia.
Particularly for the Hanoi-Osaka route, Vietjet and Japan Airlines have established a partnership to offer a code-share flight service. The code-share service between the two airlines is also applicable on Vietjet’s domestic routes, including Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi – Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City – Da Nang.
With a 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 fully-fledged member of International Air Transport Association (IATA), Vietjet has obtained the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate and has been awarded a 7-star ranking, the world’s highest rate for safety, by AirlineRatings.
Schedule for Vietjet’s flight routes between Vietnam and Japan:
|Flight route||Flight number||Departure (Local time)||Arrival (Local time)|
|Hanoi – Tokyo||VJ932||0:55||8:00|
|Tokyo – Hanoi||VJ933||9:30||14:00|
|Hanoi – Osaka||VJ938||1:40||7:50|
|Osaka – Hanoi||VJ939||9:20||13:05|
|HCMC – Osaka||VJ828||1:20||8:30|
|Osaka – HCMC||VJ829||9:30||13:30|
(*) Excluding taxes, fees