VietJetAir ventures into Malaysia

During the welcome ceremony at Kuala Lumpur International Airport there was a speech from H.E. Trinh Dinh Dung, Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam. There was also a gift exchange with Dr Nguyen Thanh Hung, Vice Chairman of VietJetAir (second from right) presenting a VietJetAir model plane to H.E. Trinh Dinh Dung, Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam. Looking on are Mr Dinh Viet Phuong, VP, VietJetAir (right) and Ms Nguyen Thi Thuy Binh, VP, VietJetAir (left).

  • VietJetAir has added three more routes during the last week to its rapidly expanding network. Two of these are domestic routes that do not involve either of the airline’s main bases at Hanoi or Ho Chin Minh City. However, the most significant route is the airline’s first to Malaysia, operating daily flights between Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) and Kuala Lumpur (KUL) from 1 June. Competition on this route is tough with no fewer than four airlines already offering a total of 11 daily flights between them. All three of VietJetAir’s new routes will be performed using the LCC’s fleet of 36 A320s.
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition (WF)
1 June Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) Kuala Lumpur (KUL) A320 (7) AirAsia (30), Malaysia Airlines (21),
Malindo Airways (14), Vietnam Airlines (11)
2 June Hai Phong (HPH) Buon Ma Thuot (BMV) A320 (4) Jetstar Pacific Airlines (3)
6 June Nha Trang (CXR) Thanh Hoa (THD) A320 (4)
Source: anna.aero’s New Route Database. OAG Schedules Analyser for w/c 7 June 2016.
WF = Weekly frequencies.

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