Vietjet Celebrates Lunar New Year with Ho Chi Minh – Chengdu Service

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Vietjet Celebrates Lunar New Year with Ho Chi Minh - Chengdu Service
Mr. Wei Huaxiang, Consul General of China in Ho Chi Minh City (middle), Mr. Michael Hickey, Vietjet Chief Operating Officer (right) and Nguyen Bac Toan, Vietjet Commercial Vice President perform the inaugural ceremony of Ho Chi Minh City – Chengdu route

Kuala Lumpur, 13 February 2024 – Vietjet recently celebrated the onset of the Lunar New Year by introducing a direct service between Ho Chi Minh City and Chengdu. The new service provides travellers with an additional travel opportunity for the holidays and further enhances the air connectivity between Vietnam and China, fostering increased trade and tourism between the two nations and throughout the region.

The inaugural ceremony was attended by Mr. Wei Huaxiang, Consul General of China in Ho Chi Minh City and Mr. Michael Hickey, Vietjet’s Chief Operating Officer, at Tan Son Nhat International Airport. Passengers flying with Vietjet at airports across Vietnam were greeted warmly by Vietjet leaders, staff, and cabin crews, who shared smiles, best wishes, and lucky money, spreading the joy and happiness of the Tet holiday reunion.

Vietjet Celebrates Lunar New Year with Ho Chi Minh - Chengdu Service
Vietjet COO Michael Hickey and cabin crew celebrate the first flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Chengdu on Lunar New Year’s first day

The Ho Chi Minh City – Chengdu route operates one daily return flight, totaling seven round-trips on a weekly basis, with a flight time of over four hours per leg. The flights from Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City take off at 19:10 (local time) and land in Chengdu Tianfu International Airport (TFU) at 00:15 the next day (local time). The return journey from Chengdu takes off at 00:50 (local time) and arrives in Ho Chi Minh City at 03:55 (local time).

Malaysian passengers have additional flight options with convenient transit in Ho Chi Minh City. Operating daily, the flights between Kuala Lumpur and Ho Chi Minh City offer passengers increased flexibility and an alternative route to Chengdu.

Travellers can now enjoy unbeatable fares from just RM120 all-in every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday on all of Vietjet’s international routes at or the Vietjet Air mobile app. Vietjet passengers will also be provided with complimentary SkyCare travel insurance to ensure a secure journey.

Vietjet Celebrates Lunar New Year with Ho Chi Minh - Chengdu Service
Passengers on the debut flight between Ho Chi Minh City and Chengdu are greeted with New year wishes

Ho Chi Minh City, located in southern Vietnam, is the economic and transportation hub of the country. Visitors from Malaysia can explore iconic landmarks such as Ben Thanh Market, the Central Post Office, and the Independence Palace, while also indulging in authentic Vietnamese delights like Pho, Banh Mi, egg coffee, and other Vietnamese delights. Ho Chi Minh City is also a gateway to the captivating destinations of Phu Quoc, Da Nang and Da Lat, all reachable in just an hour-flight, thanks to Vietjet’s expansive network.

Located in Southwestern China, Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan Province, is an important gateway connecting many major cities in China and internationally. It is also the “homeland” of pandas and the renowned tourist attraction of Jiuzhaigou – a world heritage site recognized by UNESCO. Besides the Chengdu – Ho Chi Minh City route, Vietjet is operating the daily Shanghai – Ho Chi Minh City route and many more flights between Vietnam and other Chinese cities in Hangzhou, Tianjin, Xi’an, Shenzhen, Chongqing and more.

Vietjet ensures a comfortable and enjoyable journey for passengers, whether travelling for business or leisure. Passengers flying with Vietjet can indulge in a delectable array of Vietnamese and international cuisines served by the dedicated and professional cabin crews aboard the modern and eco-friendly aircrafts.

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