Vietnamese low-cost carrier (LCC) Vietjet has announced it will start flying to Singapore from Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) from May 23. The service will be seven times a week at first, but if demand proves strong, it will be increased to 14 times weekly, according to the airline's press statement.
The flight will depart Tan Son Nhat International Airport for Changi at 0850 and take off from Singapore to return to HCMC at 1240. The journey is one hour and 50 minutes long.
Luu Duc Khánh, Vietjet’s managing director said: “We are witnessing a strong and increasing need for business trips, tourism and family visits between Singapore and Vietnam. This is also a great entry to the Asia Pacific market, especially for tourists to connect to this part of the world, therefore, VietJet has carefully chosen Singapore as its next destination."
Those flying with Vietjet on this new route before June 24 will have to chance to win prizes such as free air tickets and Visa cards worth VND1,000,000 (US$47).
Like many other LCCs in the region, Vietjet has agressive expansion plans and has recently made a large order of aircraft at the Singapore Air Show (see story).