Ho Chi Minh City. 02 February 2019. Adding to the cheerful Lunar New Year celebrations, Vietjet has introduced a new international route between Phu Quoc and HongKong (China) with sales already open. 

This new direct service will connect this famous tourism island of Vietnam to one of the most significant destinations for finance, commerce and tourism in the Asia Pacific region. The flight is expected to meetdemand for air travel,promotetourismand facilitate trade and cultural exchanges among the localities.

The new route will operate return flights with a frequency of four flights per week, starting from April 19, 2019. With a flight time of 2 hours and 45 minutes per leg, the flight will depart Phu Quoc at 10:50in the morning and land in HongKong at 14:35; the return flight will depart from Hong Kong at 15:40 and arrive in Phu Quoc at 17:25 (all local times).

HongKong is known as one of the world’s leading centers of finance and commerce, and as ahub for numerous major corporations with headquarters in the Asia-Pacific region. With a blend of Western and Eastern cultures, a vast variety of cuisines, and a developed entertainment industry, Hong Kong is the most loved destination for tourism and shopping for many travellers.

Dubbed “the Pearl Island”, Phu Quoc belongs to the southern province of Kien Giang in Vietnam. As one of the most talked-about tourism destinations in Asia, Phu Quoc has attracted strong levels of investment in hotels and resorts in recent years. With this new service linking Phu Quoc and Hong Kong, Vietjet aims to not only create more convenient traveling opportunities for locals and tourists in both countries but also further fly the flag for this stunning island and contribute to the growth of tourism and trade on this amazing destination.

With a network comprising 40 domestic routes and 66 international routes, Vietjet operates safe flights with a technical reliability rate of 99.64% — the highest rate in the Asia Pacific region. As a fully-fledged member of International Air Transport Association (IATA), Vietjet has obtained the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate and has been awarded a 7-star ranking, the world’s highest rate for safety, by Airline Rating.

Vietjet is the first airline in Vietnam to operate as a new-age airline offering flexible, cost-saving ticket fares and diversified services to meet customers’ demands. It provides not only transport services but also uses the latest e-commerce technologies to offer various products and services for consumers. Vietjet is a fully-fledged member of International Air Transport Association (IATA) with the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate. Vietjet was named “Best Ultra Low-Cost Airline 2018 – 2019” and awarded the highest ranking for safety with 7 stars in 2018 by the world’s only safety and product rating website AirlineRatings.com. The airline has also been listed as one of the world’s 50 best airlines for healthy financing and operations by Air finance Journal in 2018.

Currently, Vietjet operates 70 A320, A321 aircraft with more than 385 flights daily, carrying more than 65 million passengers to date, with 106 routes covering destinations across Vietnam and international destinations such as Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, mainland China, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia and Cambodia.