LONDON – VietJet, a privately owned, rapidly expanding Vietnam-based LCC, has announced today that it will add Ahmedabad as its fifth Indian city to its route network, thus making air travel between Vietnam and India more accessible and comfortable than ever before.
The sensational expansion strategy of the LCC VietJet has been seeing its routes expanded in India and opening its access to more of the Indian metros and Tier1 cities.
As VietJet has announced its fifth city of operation, the carrier will now connect Vietnam’s key cities of Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Ha Noi, and Phu Quoc with Indian hubs like New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, and Bangalore.
Bringing Vietnam closer to India
As all the carriers around the globe are once again looking for a ray of hope to rebound on the traffic loads and return to profitability, VietJet has left no stone unturned in its regional expansion to loom out of the pandemic recovery phase.
Nevertheless, governments have been helpful in easing this access for the carriers to gain traction on international inbound tourism to the country in order to help the Vietnam tourism industry, which contributes approximately 6.6% (VND 280,000) to the country’s economy.
Furthermore, the bilateral air service agreements between India and Vietnam have been underplayed due to the shrinking traffic load and demand for the outbound travel pattern between the two nations.
However, in the post-pandemic era, Vietnam has been witnessing a sharp rise in Indian visitors to the country, thus allowing nations to amend their bilateral air service agreements.
Vietnam’s National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinhg Hue, during his visit to India in December last year, emphasized the importance of accessible Bilateral Air Service Agreement and thus allowing more carriers to gain access to Indian markets.
Mr. Hue asserted that the rising investment, trade, cooperation, and tourism between the two nations will mutually benefit India and Vietnam.
On the occasion of celebrating the 50th year of bilateral and diplomatic relations between India and Vietnam, the rise of the more accessible bilateral air service agreement between these two nations gave significant access to carriers from both countries and allowed more ease of access and tourism flows.
Falling out of its more regional image, VietJet has then expanded its wings across five Indian cities allowing access to four major cities in Vietnam with flight time ranging just above four hours for each leg.
With its excellent tourism product offering, warm hospitality, and exquisite culinary and historical monuments to offer, passengers have chosen to opt for VietJet as the carrier has been offering more budget-friendly ticket prices allowing carriers to control the flight load factor with its strategic pricing and placement for specially Indian markets.
Beyond tourism, VietJet has asserted its expansion strategy aiming for transit passengers bound for Asian destinations from these Indian cities as the current route network will be adjusted to capture the sizable market of transit passengers from Indian cities allowing them access to VietJet’s regional destinations like Bali, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Seoul, Busan, Tokyo, Fukuoka, Nagoya, and Taipei.