Vietjet inaugurates Ho Chi Minh City-Chengdu service

A Vietjet Airbus on the tarmac at Phu Bai International Airport.
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Vietjet Air, Vietnam’s largest private airline, marked the beginning of the Lunar New Year by the commencement of the direct route connecting Ho Chi Minh City to Chengdu.

The new service will offer a seamless and efficient travel option for Chinese travelers during the Spring Festival period.

Welcoming the Lunar New Year

The new direct route connecting the bustling cities of Ho Chi Minh City and Chengdu comes just in time for the Lunar New Year celebrations.

This new service not only provides a convenient travel option for Chinese travelers during the Spring Festival but in the longer term, it serves to strengthen the air connectivity between China and Vietnam.

This furthers the facilitation of trade and tourism between the two nations and across the broader region.

At the welcoming ceremony held at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, notable figures including Mr. Wei Huaxiang, Consul General of China in Ho Chi Minh City, and Mr. Michael Hickey, Vietjet’s Chief Operating Officer, greeted passengers on the inaugural flight.

Their warm reception symbolized the auspicious beginning of the Lunar New Year, the Year of the Dragon.


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Flight Details

The Chengdu – Ho Chi Minh City route operates with one daily return flight, amounting to seven round-trip journeys weekly, with each leg spanning over four hours.

Departing from Chengdu Tianfu International Airport at 00:50 local time and arriving in Ho Chi Minh City at 03:55 local time, this route offers seamless connectivity for travelers.

Flights departing from Tan Son Nhat International Airport take off at 19:10 local time and touch down in Chengdu at 00:15 the following day, local time.

Vietjet Air presents unbeatable fares starting from just RMB0 every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, exclusively available on their website or through the Vietjet Air mobile app.

These fares are applicable for both the Shanghai – Ho Chi Minh City and Chengdu – Ho Chi Minh City routes, ensuring affordable travel options for passengers.

Additionally, Vietjet’s passengers are entitled to complimentary SkyCare travel insurance, ensuring a safe and secure journey.

Exploring Vibrant Destinations

Ho Chi Minh City, fondly referred to as the “Little Paris of the East,” beckons Chinese travelers with its array of iconic landmarks and culinary delights.

From exploring the bustling Ben Thanh Market to marveling at the architectural marvels like the Central Post Office and the Independence Palace, visitors are immersed in the rich culture and history of Vietnam.

Moreover, Ho Chi Minh City serves as a gateway to captivating destinations like Phu Quoc, Da Nang, and Da Lat, all easily accessible within an hour’s flight thanks to Vietjet’s extensive network.

Similarly, Chengdu, the capital of China’s Sichuan province, entices travelers with its vibrant culture and renowned cuisine.

With the new direct route, Vietnamese travelers can explore Chengdu’s attractions, savor its famous dishes, and immerse themselves in the local lifestyle.

Additionally, Vietjet operates daily flights on the Shanghai – Ho Chi Minh City route, along with numerous flights to other Chinese cities, including Hangzhou, Tianjin, Xi’an, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Nanjing, Shijiazhuang, Harbin, and Lijiang.


On the first morning of the Year of the Dragon, passengers flying with Vietjet across Vietnam were greeted with smiles, best wishes, and lucky money from Vietjet leaders, staff, and cabin crews, spreading the joy and happiness of the Tet holiday.

Passengers flying with Vietjet can indulge in a variety of Vietnamese and international cuisines, including Banh mi, Pho, and dim sum.

About Vietjet

As Vietnam’s largest private carrier, the airline has been awarded the highest ranking for safety with 7 stars by the world’s only safety and product rating website

It is listed as one of the world’s 50 best airlines for healthy financing and operations by Airfinance Journal in many consecutive years.

The airline has also been named as Best Low-Cost Carrier by organizations such as Skytrax, CAPA, and Airline Ratings.

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