Vietnam-India flights to increase 30% as tourism recovers

By Hoang Phong    March 14, 2023 | 04:50 pm PT
Vietnam-India flights to increase 30% as tourism recovers
A Vietnam Airlines aircraft lands at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, June 15, 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
Vietnam Airlines announced on Monday it plans to open one new Vietnam-India route per day beginning March 26, raising the number of flights between the two countries by 30%.

The national flag carrier will launch four weekly Hanoi-New Delhi flights every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, as well as three weekly Ho Chi Minh City-New Delhi flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Vietnam Airlines has reported that it currently offers direct flight tickets between Vietnam and India at preferential prices.

The average round-trip ticket costs around VND7.1 million (about $300), including taxes and fees.

Vietnam Airlines launched direct New Delhi service from Hanoi and HCMC in June last year, becoming the second Vietnamese carrier to fly to India.

Tourism from India to Vietnam has been recovering robustly post-reopening.

Last year, Vietnam received 137,000 Indian tourists, 82% of the number it welcomed pre-pandemic. About 200,000 Indians visited Vietnam in 2019.

Destinations like Vietnam are fast gaining popularity among Indian families, thanks to better accessibility and connectivity with direct flights, as well as faster e-visa processing, The Economic Times reported.

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