Vietnamese low-cost carrier VietJet Air will start a new five-weekly route from Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) to Bali (Indonesia) from 29 May this year.
The airline is the first and only airline operating direct flights from Ho Chi Minh to Bali and it will be the fourth Southeast Asian country on its network after Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore.
VietJet did not specify which aircraft it will operate on the new route, but has a fleet of A320ceo and A320neo.
Vice president, Nguyen Thanh Son said: “Vietjet has the advantages of an expanding flight network and comfortable, friendly aviation services; therefore, I believe that the new route will not only create opportunities for people to travel by safe, civilized and modern air transport, but also connect two cities as known as two economic, cultural centers of Vietnam and Indonesia.
“The route will contribute to promoting tourism and economic integration in the region as well as introduce the images of Vietnam to the world.”
The only carrier currently operating from Vietnam to Indonesia is Vietnam Airlines which runs a daily Jakarta-Ho Chi Minh City route using A320s.