Vietnam’s Vietjet will officially launch a direct route connecting Hanoi with Osaka (Japan) on 8 November 2018, looking to further boost tourism and trade integration between the two countries and across the region.
A special ceremony to announce the new route was held today at the Japan-Vietnam Economic Forum in Tokyo with Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang, Japanese government's representatives, and officials from both countries joining representatives of Vietjet.
At the ceremony, Vietjet, SBI Leasing Services, Natixis and some of the Japanese equity arrangers also signed a MOU worth a total of nearly US$600 million for the purpose of aircraft financing.
Using Vietjet’s new and modern A320 aircraft, the Hanoi-Osaka route will operate on a daily basis with a flight time of more than four hours per leg. As proposed, the flight will depart from Hanoi each day at 1:45am and arrive in Osaka at around 7:50am (local time). The return flight will take off from Osaka at 9:20am and land in Hanoi at around 1:10pm (local time).
Vietjet’s new service to Osaka will bring the airline’s total number of international routes to 45 while also servicing 38 domestic routes.