Vietjet Air opens first direct route from Hanoi to Japan

Friday, 2018-11-09 13:10:37
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The opening ceremony takes place at Kansai Airport in the special traditional “Kagami Biraki” of Japan.
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NDO/VNA – Budget carrier Vietjet Air officially launched its first direct flights to Japan, connecting the capital city of Hanoi and Osaka city.

The new route is hoped to help boost tourism, trade and integration between the two countries.

The opening ceremony took place at Kansai Airport in the special traditional “Kagami Biraki” of Japan. All passengers onboard both inaugural flights received charming gifts such as brocade bags, special pens and caps from Vietjet Air representatives.

Using Vietjet’s modern new A321neo aircraft, the Hanoi-Osaka route operates a daily return flight with a time of just over four hours per leg. The flight departs from Hanoi at 1:40 am and arrives in Osaka at 7:50 am (local time). In the other direction, the flight takes off in Osaka at 9:20 am (local time) and lands in Hanoi at around 1:05 pm.

The first Vietjet Air direct flights to Japan welcomed at Kansai Airport.

This is the first international route in the code-share programme between Vietjet Air and Japan Airlines. The code-share service is also applied to domestic flights connecting Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang, and Hanoi and Da Nang.

Vietjet’s new service to Osaka brings the airline’s total number of international routes up to 64, with a network that spans 11 countries and territories. The carrier will soon launch two other routes to Japan from Vietnam, including HCM City-Osaka (Kansai) from December 14, 2018 and Hanoi-Tokyo (Narita) from January 11, 2019.

To celebrate the new Hanoi-Osaka route, Vietjet is offering 10,000 promotional tickets on flights to Japan, priced from zero dong, from November 7-9.

They are applicable for Hanoi-Osaka flights from November 8, Ho Chi Minh City-Osaka flights from December 14 and Hanoi-Tokyo flights from January 11, 2019, to March 30, 2019.

The promotional tickets are available on and