Vietnamese Prime Minister opens Vietjet new flight routes to Japan

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and other high-ranking Vietnamese dignitaries cut the ribbon to inaugurate two new flight routes to Japan operated by first private airway Vietjet during his visit to the country for G20 summit.

Keidanren’s representative presents Membership certificate of Keidanren to Vietjet’s management representative under the witness of the two countries’ high-ranking dignitaries (Photo: Courtesy of Vietjet)

Keidanren’s representative presents Membership certificate of Keidanren to Vietjet’s management representative under the witness of the two countries’ high-ranking dignitaries (Photo: Courtesy of Vietjet)

The two new routes including Ho Chi Minh City – Tokyo (Narita) and Da Nang - Tokyo (Haneda). The event took place during the Prime Minister’s official visit to Japan for the G20 Summit.
Speaking at the ceremony, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc congratulated Vietjet, saying that with the expansion of international and domestic flight networks together with new and modern fleets, Vietjet will become a strong carrier in the region.
I would like to congratulate Vietjet on becoming an official member of Keidanren – Japan Business Federation (Japan), which is an important milestone for not only Vietjet but also Vietnamese businesses in general, the PM said.
Mr. Nikai Toshihiro - Secretary-General of the Liberal Democratic Party cum President of the Japanese-Vietnamese Parliamentary Alliance, said: “I would like to congratulate Vietjet on launching the two new routes today, which also proves the two countries’ close relationship.”
Currently, Vietjet is operating three direct routes between Vietnam and Japan, with flights from Ho Chi Minh City/Hanoi to Osaka and a flight connecting Hanoi with Tokyo (Narita).
The new Ho Chi Minh City - Tokyo (Narita) route will operate daily return flights as of July 12, 2019.
The Da Nang - Tokyo (Haneda) route will operate daily return services from October 26, 2019. With a flight time of approximately five hours and thirty minutes per leg, the flight departs from Da Nang at 6 PM and lands in Tokyo at 1AM ; the return flight departs from Tokyo at 2.30 PM and arrives in Da Nang at 6:40 AM (all local times).

By UYEN PHUONG

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