Vietjet recently launched its newest international route connecting Hanoi (Vietnam) with Yangon (Myanmar). The ceremony was witnessed by Mr. Pham Binh Minh – Politburo Member, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam and high-ranking dignitaries from Vietnam and Myanmar.
The launch of the new route is timed perfectly to complement the booming travel market in both countries and is expected to boost tourism and business potential between the two countries. The ceremony was on the agenda of the official visit of Nguyen Phu Trong, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee to Myanmar.
The Hanoi – Yangon route is operated on a daily basis with a flight time of 1 hour 55 minutes per leg. The flight departs for Yangon at 12.05pm and arrives at 1.30pm (local time). The return flight takes off at 2.30pm and arrives in Hanoi at 4.55pm (local time).
Hanoi is now Vietjet’s second link to Yangon, Myanmar after Ho Chi Minh City. Thanks to their cultural similarities, Vietnam and Myanmar are both key destinations for investment and robust economic development. This new link is thus expected to contribute towards the development of regional integration and further boost trade between the two countries.
With its convenient flying time and amazing fares, the new route also presents an excellent opportunity for Vietjet to capitalise on increasing travel demand and offer local passengers and international tourists greater options for their travel plans.
Yangon – the biggest city in Myanmar is famous among tourists for its traditional culture and unique beauty. The city also boasts the largest number of colonial-era buildings in the region and is home to the gilded Shwedagon Pagoda – Myanmar’s most sacred Buddhist pagoda. Historical monuments aside, downtown Yangon also possesses its share of attractions with its pavements lined with food vendors and colourful open-air markets. This has certainly aided in spurring the large increase in tourism in recent years.
Hanoi – the civilized capital of modern Vietnam has undergone rapid transformations in recent decades. Considered one of the most beautiful of the colonial Indochinese cities, the motorbike-filled streets of Hanoi has much to offer for visitors, from lovely parks and museums to street side restaurants and world-class coffee.