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Published On: Thu, Aug 10th, 2017

VietJet to launch direct flights between Hanoi and Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan

nsnbc : The Vietnamese budget carrier VietJet Air announced on Thursday that it will start offering direct flights between Hanoi and Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan, starting on Oct. 29 to meet increased demand.

VietJet_Wikimedia commons_2017The new route between Hanoi and Kaohsiung will be the carrier’s sixth route between Vietnam and Taiwan following the Hanoi – Taipei and Ho Chi Minh City – Taipei/Taichung/Kaohsiung routes.

VietJet noted that starting on October 29, the new service will operate every day except Mondays and Thursdays. The new service will give VietJet the position of being the number one carrier between the two countries.

The airline said it hopes to capitalize on growing interest in traveling between the two countries in the wake of the Taiwanese government’s “New Southbound Policy,” which aims to forge closer ties with Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members, as well as India, Australia and New Zealand.

Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau reported that visitor arrivals from Vietnam to Taiwan reached 181,104 during the first six months of 2017, up 113.44 percent from the same period last year.  Tourism authorities in Vietnam said there were 297,852 Taiwanese visitors to Vietnam from January to June 2017, up 122.9 percent year-on-year.

F/AK – nsnbc 10.08.2017

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