Competition coming for Vietnam flights

Vietnamese airline VietJet will begin direct flights between Yangon and Ho Chi Minh city on October 2, according to a press release.

It will operate five return flights a week – every day except Tuesday and Thursday – and the flights will take 2 hours and 15 minutes.

“VietJet is delighted to make our network wider with the additional service from Ho Chi Minh City to Yangon, connecting the two countries’ business, culture and tourism hubs,” said Nguyen Thi Thuy Binh, vice president of the firm, in the statement.

Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam’s largest metropolis, with a population of about 12 million people. VietJet’s flights mark it as the second company and first privately owned company to fly the Yangon to Ho Chi Minh link. Rival firm Vietnam Airlines already operates three flights a week to Ho Chi Minh City, as well as five flights a week to Hanoi.

VietJet claims to be the first private airline in Vietnam, with a fleet of 25 Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft operating 150 flights every day. Internationally, the firm already services Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.

Source: Myanmar Times

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