Vietjet Air launched a direct route from Ho Chi Minh City to Chengdu, enhancing travel and trade between China and Vietnam. The service, featuring daily flights, was inaugurated with a ceremony attended by dignitaries, offering promotional fares and aiming to boost tourism and cultural exchanges.
SANGHAI – Vietjet Air marked the beginning of the Lunar New Year with the commencement of the direct route connecting Ho Chi Minh City to Chengdu. The new service will offer a seamless and efficient travel option for Chinese travelers during the Spring Festival period. It also further strengthens the air connectivity of China and Vietnam while promoting trade and tourism between the two countries and across the region.
Attending the welcome ceremony at Tan Son Nhat International Airport were Mr. Wei Huaxiang, Consul General of China in Ho Chi Minh City and Mr. Michael Hickey, Vietjet’s Chief Operating Officer. Together they warmly welcomed passengers on the first flight and expressed the best wishes for Vietjet’s new operation on the auspicious year of Dragon.
The Chengdu – Ho Chi Minh City route operates one daily return flight, totalling seven round-trips every week, with a flight time of over four hours per leg. The flights depart from Chengdu Tianfu International Airport (TFU) at 00:50 (local time) and arrive in Ho Chi Minh City at 03:55 (local time). The flights from Tan Son Nhat International Airport take off at 19:10 (local time) and land in Chengdu at 00:15 the next day (local time).
Ho Chi Minh City, located in southern Vietnam, is the central municipality of the country. The city is known among Chinese travelers as the “Little Paris of the East” where visitors can explore iconic landmarks such as Ben Thanh Market, the Central Post Office, the Independence Palace, and many others. Chinese travelers can enjoy the Vietnamese authentic taste of Pho, Banh Mi, egg coffee and even more Vietnamese delights. Ho Chi Minh City is also a gateway to the captivating destinations of Phu Quoc, Da Nang, Da Lat,… in just an hour-flight thanks to Vietjet’s expansive network.
The life of the Sichuan people and the famous food in Chengdu, the capital of China, are also popular among overseas tourists. With the Chengdu – Ho Chi Minh City route, Vietnamese travellers can also arrive in Chengdu and explore the city’s attractions to their heart’s content. Besides the Chengdu – Ho Chi Minh City route, Vietjet is operating the daily Shanghai – Ho Chi Minh City route and many more flights to other Chinese cities in Hangzhou, Tianjin, Xi’an, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Nanjing, Shijiazhuang, Harbin, Lijiang etc.
Passengers on the debut flight between Ho Chi Minh City and Chengdu are greeted with New Year wishes
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