Low-cost carrier Vietjet on May 29 launched its newest international route from HCM City to Bali, connecting the largest city in Vietnam to one of the world’s most famous holiday destinations.
Vietjet is the first and only airline to provide direct flights on this route, which is expected to contribute to promoting tourism and trade across the region, Vietjet vice president Do Xuan Quang said at the opening ceremony.
Rizky Handayani, Deputy Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia described the new route as a good start for Vietjet to connect more destinations in Vietnam to others in Indonesia and the region.
The two countries have a longstanding traditional relationship and have similarities in their culture and history, so the new route will further improve the relationship and help to increase the travel flow between the two countries, he said, expressing his pleasure that travellers between HCM City and Bali can now enjoy low air fares, less travel time and comfortable trips.
According to Vietjet, the route will operate five return flights per week, with flight times around four hours per leg.
The flight departs HCM City at 8:05am and arrives in Bali at 1:05pm. The return flight takes off from Bali at 2:05pm and lands in HCM City at 5:05pm (all local time).