SINGAPORE, 24 June 2016: Vietjet has launched its latest international route connecting Ho Chi Minh City and Tainan in Taiwan.
The inaugural flight was welcomed by government officials from both Vietnam and Tainan, as well as senior leaders from Vietjet Air.
The new flight will depart from Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Ho Chi Minh City at 1045 (local time) and arrive at Tainan at 1500 (local time).
The return flight will depart Tainan at 1600 (local time) and arrive in Ho Chi Minh City at 1815 (local time). The route will operate every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, with a flight time of three hours and 15 minutes.
Tainan City is located in the southwest of Taiwan island, facing the Straits of Taiwan. It was once a Dutch settlement and the nation’s capital.
It is visited for its heritage and is famous for several spectacular religious festivals as well as a string of anicent forts.
Known the oldest city in Taiwan, it was also the first capital of Taiwan, a status it held for 200 years. There are more than 300 ancient sanctuaries, from the island’s first Confucian temple to its first Taoist temple.
Vietjet currently operates 54 domestic and international routes. It offers twice daily flights from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City where travellers can connect to other cities in Vietnam on domestic flights.
In addition, other international routes include Bangkok, Siem Reap, Taipei, Kuala Lumpur, Yangon and Seoul.