Vietnam-based airline Vietjet, which is famously or infamously known as 'bikini airline', will commence direct flight operations between India and Vietnam from the month of December. Now, that’s very good news for all you guys right!

The airline hogged the limelight in the past because the crew used to dress in bikinis and entertain their passengers. 

In a statement, the Vietnamese budget airline stated that to celebrate the launch, they are offering super saver tickets priced from Rs 9 onwards, during a special promotion from August 20 to 22, which they have termed 'golden days'. The new flight route will be operational from December 6, 2019, and will operate 4 days per week between New Delhi and Ho Chi Minh city. The airline will be operational every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Notably, the flight will depart from 7 pm and arrive at New Delhi at 10:50 pm. The return flight will depart from New Delhi at 11:50 pm and land at Ho Chi Minh city at 6:10 am, revealed Vietjet in a statement.

According to PTI, the Hanoi-New Delhi route will operate three times a week every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday starting December 7, 2019. 

The flight will depart from Hanoi at 7:10 pm and will arrive in New Delhi at 10:50 pm. The flight will start from New Delhi at 11:50 pm and reach Hanoi at 5:20 am, the statement further revealed.

With direct flights from Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi to New Delhi, Vietjet will connect India to Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea, Japan and China.

"Customers can book tickets via or by using the VietJet Air mobile app for the travel period between December 6, 2019 and March 28, 2020," Vietjet said in a statement.


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As per a report by the industry consultancy Capa, Hanoi-Delhi was the third-largest Vietnam-India city pair, accounting for 12% of Vietnam-India bookings in 2018. Significantly, Indigo has already announced flights to Ho Chi Minh city from Kolkata from October 3.

Vietjet currently operates close to 400 flights daily and carries more than 80 million passengers. The airline also covers destinations across Vietnam with 129 routes.