JAKARTA (VNS) — Viet Nam Airlines has launched a direct route linking HCM City and Jakarta, scheduled for every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
The inaugural flight, carrying 143 passengers, landed at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta, yesterday.
It is the first direct air link between Viet Nam and Indonesia and the second new international route Viet Nam Airlines has offered this year.
Addressing the opening flight's landing ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador to Indonesia Nguyen Xuan Thuy stressed the importance of the route for the cities and countries.
The connection not only served a growing demand but contributed to strengthen bilateral relations and boost ASEAN connectivity and integration towards an ASEAN Community aviation market by 2015, Thuy said.
On the occasion, Viet Nam Airlines offered special discounts on HCM City-Jakarta and HCM City-Jakarta-Bali routes. — VNS