|The new route’s ribbon cutting ceremony. — VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — Budget airline VietJet on Friday opened a new service linking HCM City and Osaka City in Japan, contributing to the promotion of tourism, trade and integration between the two countries and across the region.
Gregory Jamet, Chief Commercial Officer at Kansai Airports, said: “We are honoured that Kansai Airport has been chosen as VietJet’s leading destination in Japan after the opening of Hà Nội-Osaka route in November.
“HCM City is Việt Nam’s largest city as well as the most modern and vibrant financial and tourism hub. We hope more locals and tourists from Japan and Việt Nam will enjoy travelling and trading between these two countries thanks to VietJet’s fun and affordable flights.
“We expect that the airline will continue to expand its flight network to Kansai Airport, delivering even more convenience and exciting experiences to their customers,” he said.
The HCM City-Osaka route operates daily return flights with a flight time of more than five hours per leg. The flight departs HCM City daily at 1.40am and arrives in Osaka at 8.30am. Coming back, the flight takes off in Osaka at 9.30am and lands at HCM City at 1.30pm (all local times).
On this occasion, passengers on the flight from HCM City to Osaka were treated to cosplay performances showcasing Japanese culture and souvenirs onboard VietJet’s inaugural flight. — VNS
|Japanese cosplay show on the VietJet’s flight. — VNS photo|