Vietjet representatives and distinguished guests at the ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the airline’s fifth route to Japan. Photo courtesy of Vietjet
ĐÀ NẴNG — Vietjet on Thursday officially commenced its latest international service connecting the coastal city of Đà Nẵng with Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport, marking the airline’s fifth route between the two countries.
This is the first direct service between Đà Nẵng and Haneda, the busiest airport in Japan, and one of Asia’s most bustling transport hubs, Vietjet said in a statement.
The Đà Nẵng-Tokyo route operates daily return services with a flight time of approximately five hours and thirty minutes. The flight departs Đà Nẵng at 6.10pm and lands in Tokyo at 1am; the return flight departs from Tokyo at 2.30am and arrives in Đà Nẵng at 6.40pm (all local times).
“Together with our four other routes between these two countries, and the expansive domestic and international networks we offer, the new service will further complete Vietjet’s growing connections between Việt Nam and Japan,” said Vietjet Vice President Nguyễn Đức Thịnh.
Passengers at the check-in counter to board the first flight connecting Đà Nẵng and Tokyo. Photo courtesy of Vietjet
The new route will help travellers from Japan easily discover phenomenal destinations in central Việt Nam such as Đà Nẵng, the ancient town of Hội An, the former imperial citadel in Huế City, Quảng Bình, and many more wonderful places in Việt Nam and across the Asian region, he said.
In return, travellers and local people in central Việt Nam can now fly directly to Japan and other destinations throughout the world via Haneda without having to transit in other big cities, he added.
As part of the airline's ongoing promotion, tickets priced from zero đồng are available every Saturday until March 31, 2020. These discounted airfares apply to all five routes to Japan including Hà Nội and HCM City to Tokyo (Narita) and Osaka.
The flight time for the promotion is at least 30 days after booking (excluding public holidays). — VNS