KUALA LUMPUR, August 16 – Vietjet, a prominent airline known for its affordable air services and network expansion, has taken a significant step by introducing its third direct route connecting Ho Chi Minh City and Jakarta, Indonesia. This newly launched direct service offers travelers a convenient choice with seven weekly flights, each taking a mere three hours on modern aircraft. It serves as a vital link connecting Ho Chi Minh City and Jakarta, two dynamic urban centers representing the distinct cultural characteristics of Vietnam and Indonesia.

The route not only facilitates tourism but also opens up economic opportunities between the two nations. “Vietjet’s new direct route will undoubtedly have a positive impact on aviation and travel between Indonesia and Vietnam. These two countries play essential roles within the ASEAN bloc and the broader Asia-Pacific region. As such, we extend a warm welcome and express our commitment to supporting airlines like Vietjet in enhancing air connectivity between Indonesia and Vietnam,” stated Putu Eka Cahyadi, Director of Air Transportation at DGCA Indonesia.

These remarks were made during the launching ceremony held at the Legal and Policy Forum, which aimed to promote cooperation between Vietnam and Indonesia in areas like the economy, trade, and investment. The event was graced by the presence of Vietnamese National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue, Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) Arsjad Rasjid, Vietjet’s Vice President Nguyen Thanh Son, along with other representatives from both nations.

“Vietjet is thrilled to initiate the new direct service connecting Jakarta and Ho Chi Minh City, making travel between Vietnam and Indonesia more accessible and affordable than ever before. The increased number of direct flights between these two countries will foster numerous opportunities for seamless travel, business collaborations, and an overall boost in bilateral trade, tourism, and cultural exchanges,” commented Nguyen Thanh Son, Vice President of Vietjet.

The new daily flight is scheduled to depart from Ho Chi Minh City at 09:35 and arrive in Jakarta at 12:30. The return flight is set to take off from Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK) at 13:30 and arrive at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) at 16:40 (local time). “We are excited to welcome Vietjet as the newest airline operating at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. With a commitment to providing cost-effective fares and high-quality air services, we believe Vietjet will add significant value to our airport’s connectivity, serving Indonesians and other international travelers while enhancing air connectivity between our country, the Asia-Pacific region, and the world.

The airline’s extensive domestic network in Vietnam will also offer passengers more choices to explore other destinations within the country,” remarked Dwi Ananda Wicaksana, Executive General Manager of Soekarno Hatta International Airport. Alongside the new Ho Chi Minh City – Jakarta route, Vietjet is set to increase flights between Bali, Ho Chi Minh City, and Hanoi, resulting in a total of 84 flights per week connecting Vietnam and Indonesia, starting from 12 August. These direct routes aim to provide seamless travel options for both business and leisure travelers, further strengthening the ties between the two nations.

To celebrate the launch of this new route, Vietjet is offering attractive promotional ticket fares for the Vietnam – Indonesia routes, with base fares starting from just RM120, all-inclusive. Travelers can take advantage of these promotions by selecting “Find lowest fares” during the booking process. The promotional tickets will be available every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until the end of the year, with the travel period extending from August 10, 2023, to March 31, 2024 (excluding public holidays). Additionally, the airline is providing complimentary Sky Care travel insurance to all passengers across its entire flight network, ensuring the safety and well-being of all travelers.

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