Vietnamese low-cost carrier VietJetAir has just launched a new service linking Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) with the former imperial city of Hue, the seventh route in the airline’s network. The one hour and 20 minutes daily flight is serviced by an Airbus A320, departing Vietnam’s largest city at 0740, with the return leg leaving at 2140.
Located in central Vietnam on the banks of Song Huong (Perfume River) and not far from the coast of the South China Sea, Hue is the country’s cultural capital as well as a tourism boomtown.
VietJetAir will expand further before the end of the year with routes from HCMC to Phu Quoc, the country’s biggest island and a growing leisure destination, and Hanoi to Dalat, an agricultural centre on the Langbiang Plateau, 1,500 metres above sea level. It also has a growing tourism sector.
The airline aims to launch its first international flight early next year.