Vietjet starts flying to India's Ahmedabad

By Hoang Phong   October 2, 2022 | 07:00 pm PT
Vietjet starts flying to India's Ahmedabad
A Vietjet aircraft prepares to land at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City in June 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
Budget carrier Vietjet Air has launched direct flights from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to Ahmedabad in India even as the tourism industry eyes the Indian market.

There are four weekly flights on the routes -- on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays -- and fares start at VND688,000 ($28.80) excluding taxes and fees, the carrier said.

"We now prioritize expanding and increasing flight operations to India to serve the rise in demand for both leisure and business travel," deputy CEO of the carrier, Nguyen Thanh Son, said.

Ahmedabad is the largest city in the Indian state of Gujarat and famous for its ancient temples.

Last month Vietjet began direct services to New Delhi and Mumbai from Phu Quoc Island.

In the first nine months of this year Vietnam received 94,000 Indian visitors.

There were 200,000 in 2019, the year before Covid broke out.

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