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Vietjet announces direct flights from Tiruchirappalli to Ho Chi Minh City

Vietjet announced introduction of a direct route between Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) and Tiruchirappalli (India) from November 02, 2023, with three return flights per week initially.

Accordingly, flights depart from Tiruchirappalli at 00:30 (local time) and land in HCMC at 7:00 (local time) on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Return flights depart HCMC at 20:00 (local time) to arrive in Tiruchirappalli at 23:30 (local time) on every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. The direct route from Tamil Nadu to Vietnam marks an important milestone for the development of Tiruchirappalli airport and the tourism industry of the two countries. It is expected to further promote tourism, economic and trade cooperation, and development of bilateral relations between Vietnam and India.

Speaking at the event, Jay L Lingeswara, Vice President of Commercial, Vietjet’s said, “Along with the flight from Kochi to Ho Chi Minh City, this new route showcases evidently Vietjet’s capability to connect the southern region of India with Vietnam cities by air, which open up more opportunities for travel and trade exchanges between the two peoples with reasonable costs and good services.”

According to the Vietnam National Authority of Tourism, the number of Indian travelers to Vietnam in the first half of 2023 has surged by over 200% compared to pre-pandemic levels in 2019, solidifying India’s position as one of the top 10 inbound markets for Vietnam.

Ho Chi Minh City, known as a prominent economic, cultural, and tourist hub in Vietnam, offers a blend of Asian culture and a modern metropolitan lifestyle, making it a popular destination. Its diverse cultural landscape positions it as a favorite among independent travelers, couples, and families, offering ease of connectivity to other cities within Vietnam and regional destinations.

Vietjet’s extensive flight network and reasonable ticket prices from Ho Chi Minh City provide opportunities for travelers to explore Vietnam’s renowned coastal destinations, such as Da Nang and Nha Trang.

To celebrate this new route, Vietjet is offering special promotions for Indian travelers from September 25 to October 25, 2023, valid for Business and Skyboss seats for flights from India to Vietnam, with travel dates between October 1, 2023, and November 30, 2023. Additionally, Vietjet extends its regular mega sale promotions on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays for Indians, with one-way prices starting from only INR 5,555 (**). More details are available at or its mobile app.

Starting November 02, 2023, Vietjet will operate 35 weekly round-trip flights, connecting five Indian destinations—New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Kochi, and Tiruchirappalli—to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, utilizing a modern fleet of aircraft.