Vietjet Air to open Hai Phong-Busan (RoK) direct air route

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The low-cost carrier Vietjet Air is finalising procedures for the launch of a direct air route connecting Viet Nam’s northern port city of Hai Phong to the city of Busan in the Republic of Korea (RoK).

Busan port city is one of the biggest economic centres of the RoK with many tourist destinations.

A market survey of Vietjet Air showed that the Hai Phong-Busan route has great potential, thus the opening of an air route between the two localities is necessary to meet the demand for goods transport, trade, and travel between the two countries.

The air route is also expected to help facilitate the socio-economic development of Hai Phong and the whole of the north-eastern coastal region in general.

As one of the most important commercial and industrial hubs in northern Viet Nam, Hai Phong is striving to make tourism a spearhead economic sector and turn itself into one of the nation’s key tourism destinations.

According to the municipal People’s Committee’s action programme on tourism development from 2017–2020 with a vision through 2030, the city hopes to receive 8 million tourists and earn VND3.5 trillion (US$154 million), with an expected annual average growth rate of between 8.2% and 8.9%.

With a fleet of 56 aircraft, including A320s and A321s, Vietjet Air operates 385 flights every day. The airline has already transported more than 55 million passengers on a network featuring 82 routes in Viet Nam and across the region. 

The airline plans to operate more than 120,000 flights and serve over 24.1 million passengers by the end of 2018.

Source: NDO/VNA