Passengers checked in and received lucky new year gifts from Vietjet.
HÀ NỘI New-age carrier Vietjet inaugurated a direct flight from Hà Nội to Bali on Sunday (the second day of the Lunar New Year), making it the airline's second route to the tourist paradise of Indonesia.
The new route aims to meet the travel demand in spring, cutting flying time and travel costs. Not only connecting the two most attractive cultural tourism destinations in Asia, it promotes further co-operation among countries in the ASEAN bloc, Vietjet chairwoman Nguyễn Thanh Hà said at the opening ceremony.
The Hà Nội-Bali route will operate daily return flights. The flight departs from Hà Nội at 10am and arrives in Bali at 4.25pm (local time). The return flight takes off from Bali at 5.30pm (local time) and lands in Hà Nội at 9.55pm.
The one-way airfare on the route starts from VNĐ399,000 (US$17) excluding taxes and fees.
Bali – the popular tourist island of Indonesia and Asia is often called the “Island of the Gods”, “Tropical Paradise” or “Dawn of the World”. Voted as the best tourist island in the world, Bali is a wonderful blend between the pristine, beautiful landscape with the local cultural, artistic and religious quintessence, according to Vietjet.
Opening at the beginning of spring, the new route adds another attractive destination to passengers for travel during the Tết holiday with family and friends, it said.
The Ngurah Rai International Airport welcomed Vietjet's first direct flight from Hà Nội to Bali. Photos courtesy of Vietjet
With a young, modern fleet with an average age of only 2.7 years, Vietjet operates over 400 flights daily and has carried nearly 100 million passengers to date across an expansive network that includes destinations throughout Việt Nam and the world, including India, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, Cambodia and mainland China. VNS