Vietnamese budget airline Vietjet, popularly known as the “bikini airline”, will start its operation in India from December this year. The airline, which hogged limelight in 2011 with an ad featuring a crew in bikinis, will start flights between New Delhi and Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City from December 6.
The airline is also offering “super-saving tickets” priced at Rs 9 onwards, during its “three golden days – a special promotion” by the airline from August 20 to 22.
Starting December 6, the New Delhi-Ho Chi Minh City route will operate four return flights per week, while the Hanoi-New Delhi route will operate three return flights per week starting December 7. The Ho Chi Minh route will operate on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The Hanoi flights will be on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
As per a report by the industry consultancy Capa, Hanoi-Delhi was the third largest Vietnam-India city pair, accounting for 12 percent of Vietnam-India bookings in 2018.
Significantly, Indigo has already announced flights to Ho Chi Minh City from Kolkata from October 3.
Currently, Vietjet operates around 400 flights daily, carrying more than 80 million passengers to date, with 129 routes covering destinations across Vietnam and international destinations.