Tokyo Narita welcomed the arrival of VietJet Air and its first flight from Hanoi on 11 January. Makoto Natsume, President & CEO, Narita International Airport Corporation; Do Xuan Quang, VP VietJet Air; Vu Hong Nam, Ambassador of Vietnam to Japan; and Yasuo Ishii, Administrator of Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism, were among those taking part in the official ribbon cutting ceremony.
- VietJet Air introduced a new route from Hanoi (HAN) to Tokyo Narita (NRT) on 11 January, it’s third between Vietnam and Japan. It will operate the 3,718-kilometre connection daily using A321s. The carrier will face incumbent competition from Japan Airlines and Vietnam Airlines, which are both already serving the airport pair with daily flights. Do Xuan Quang, VP, VietJet Air, said of the route opening: “We are delighted to launch a third direct route from Vietnam to Japan following the opening of the Hanoi-Osaka and Ho Chi Minh City-Osaka routes. The launch of this new route brings a new travel option for people – especially travellers from Tokyo and the Kanto Region in general, to Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, from where they have easy access to many other world famous destinations in Vietnam such as Sapa, Ha Long Bay, Trang An and Son Doong cave. Travellers from both countries, as well as international tourists, can also effortlessly transit to other ASEAN countries or destinations across the North Asia region with VietJet’s comprehensive and continually expanding flight network.”