Vietjet has officially welcomed its first flight connecting Hanoi and Osaka, Japan, at Kansai International Airport.
The latest route for the airline connects the two cities of culture and tourism while meeting the travelling demands of both tourists and locals.
On the inaugural flight, passengers were warmly welcomed with a traditional Japanese performance of Kagami Biraki.
On the return to Vietnam, passengers were treated to witnessing Vietnamese folk dances when they landed.
The Hanoi to Osaka route will operate on a daily basis with a flight time of four hours per leg.
The flight departs from Hanoi at 01:40 and arrives in Osaka at 07:50.
The return flight takes off at 09:20 and lands in Hanoi at 13:05.
This route also marks the first code-share service to take-off between Vietjet and Japan Airlines.
“We are honoured that KIX has been chosen as Vietjet’s first destination in Japan from Hanoi and soon to be from Ho Chi Minh City.
“Hanoi is an amazing city and is also the gateway to world-famous tourist destinations such as Ha Long Bay, Ninh Binh, and Sapa,” said Jeremy Goldstrich, chief operating officer of Kansai Airports.
“We hope more people from Japan and Vietnam, as well as international travellers, can enjoy traveling, touring, and trading between the countries thanks to Vietjet’s joyful flights with affordable ticket fares.”
Vietjet’s new service to Osaka brings the carrier’s total number to 64 with a network that spans over 11 countries.
Take a look at a series of images from the debut here.