Vietjet has officially welcomed its first flight connecting Ho Chi Minh City and Osaka at Kansai International Airport.
The latest flight for the international carrier follows the launch of the Hanoi – Osaka route in early November. Passengers onboard the inaugural flight were treated to Japanese cosplay performances and given Vietjet souvenirs to take back home of their trip.
The Ho Chi Minh City to Osaka route will operate on a daily basis with a flight time of just over five hours per leg. The flight departs from Ho Chi Minh City at 1:40 am (local time) and arrives in Osaka at 8:30 am (local time). The return flight takes off at 9:30 am (local time) and lands back in Ho Chi Minh City at 1:30 pm (local time).
The opening ceremony on Friday, 14 December 2018 at the airport was attended by Luu Duc Khanh, Managing Director of Vietjet, Gregory Jamet, Chief Commercial Officer at Kansai Airports, and representatives from Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism.
“We are honored that Kansai Airport has been chosen as Vietjet’s leading destination in Japan after the opening of the Hanoi-Osaka route. Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam’s largest city as well as the most modern and vibrant financial and tourism hub”, said Gregory Jamet, Chief Commercial Officer at Kansai Airports. “We hope more locals and tourists from Japan and Vietnam will enjoy traveling and trading between these two countries thanks to Vietjet’s fun and affordable flights. We expect that the airline will continue to expand its flight network to Kansai Airport, delivering even more convenience and exciting experiences to their customers.”
There will also be another flight launched on 11 January 2019 that will connect Hanoi and Tokyo.