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Vietjet celebrates Hiroshima G7 Summit with first-ever direct service between Vietnam and Hiroshima

The twice weekly return service, which will operate on Wednesdays and Sundays, will commence on July 19, 2023.

HIROSHIMA – On May 19, 2023, Vietjet announced the launch of a new route connecting Hiroshima with Hanoi. It is the first-ever direct service linking Vietnam with Japan’s Hiroshima and the airline’s eighth route between the two countries.

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, on his official visit to Japan and attendance to extended Hiroshima G7 Summit, was joined by high-ranking dignitaries from Vietnam and Japan as well representatives from Hiroshima Prefectural Government at the announcement ceremony.

The twice weekly return service, which will operate on Wednesdays and Sundays, will commence on July 19, 2023. With a flight time of approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes per leg, passengers depart Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi at 02:15 and land in Hiroshima International Airport at 08:45. The return leg will depart Hiroshima at 09:45 and arrive in Hanoi at 12:35 (all local times).

Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Masahiko Tanabe, Deputy-Governor of Hiroshima Prefecture, said: “In Hiroshima Prefecture, we are working together with Hiroshima International Airport to expand the aviation network from the airport. I am very pleased to announce the opening of a new route today, the first air service in the Chugoku and Shikoku regions connecting to Vietnam. I hope that the direct flights to and from Hiroshima Airport will enhance the convenience of travel between Vietnam and our prefecture and look forward to active mutual exchanges in a wide range of fields, including business and tourism.”

Vietjet Chief Executive Officer Dinh Viet Phuong, said: “As a proud member of Keidanren, the biggest comprehensive economic federation in Japan, Vietjet is firmly committed to continuously expanding its network linking Japan and Vietnam, and offering more bilateral and multilateral cooperation opportunities as well as more convenient flight options for our customers. In 2023, Vietjet plans to provide 1.5 million seats on flights between the two countries, comprehensively connecting Japan’s biggest tourism and economic hubs to attractive destinations in Vietnam and many other regional countries, such as Australia, India, Kazakhstan and more.”

Vietjet currently operates seven direct routes connecting Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to Japanese cities such as Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka. The airline also operates charter flights from Vietnam to destinations such as Niigata, Shizuoka, Fukushima, and Ehime. Vietjet’s passengers on our flight network will enjoy flying on new and modern aircraft, on which they can order delicious hot meals served by the airline’s professional and friendly cabin crew. They will also be able to avail of many other dedicated services.

Vietnam has been a rising destination in recent years, drawing more and more world travelers, and routinely receiving praise from leading global travel reviewers. Hanoi, the capital city with over a thousand years of history, is home to enchanting lakes, unique urban areas, such as the bustling Old Quarter, and an array of fascinating architectural buildings from the French colonial period. It is also beloved for its incredible culinary heritage. Vietnam’s capital is also the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ha Long Bay and beauty spots such as Ninh Binh and Sapa in northern Vietnam. From Hanoi, travelers can easily access other parts of the country, including Hue, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang, Phu Quoc, and many more destinations. Thanks to Vietjet’s expansive international flight network, travelers can also connect to a host of destinations across ASEAN and Asia-Pacific regions.

Located in southwestern Japan, Hiroshima is a strategic point linking Kansai and Kyushu, and serving as a hub for businesses with a developed marine economy and heavy industry. A symbol of Japan’s strong resurgence after World War 2, the city of Hiroshima offers many cultural attractions including UNESCO World Heritage sites such as the centuries-old Itsukushima Shrine (famed for its floating Torii gate) and Peace Memorial Park. It is also home to Hiroshima Castle and an incredible local cuisine of its own.

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