Vietjet Launches Hanoi-Hiroshima Route

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Ms. Vu Chi Mai, the Vietnamese Consul General in Fukuoka, Japan, Mr. Yuzaki Hidehiko, Governor of Hiroshima Prefecture, representatives from Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Hiroshima International Airport authorities, Vietjet, and members of the community gathered to celebrate the inauguration of Vietjet’s new route. Passengers on the inaugural flight received commemorative gifts from Vietjet and Hiroshima Airport.

Vietnamese Consul General in Fukuoka, Vu Chi Mai (3rd from right), Governor of Hiroshima Prefecture, Yuzaki Hidehiko (4th from right), Vietjet’s Deputy General Director, Nguyen Duc Thinh (5th from right), and Hiroshima International Airport’s General Director, Yasuhiro Nakamura (5th from left), together with other delegates, perform the Kagami biraki ceremony to inaugurate the first direct flight between Hiroshima and Hanoi.

Governor Yuzaki Hidehiko of Hiroshima Prefecture congratulated Vietjet at the ceremony, saying, “I am delighted to witness the inauguration of the Hiroshima-Hanoi route today, fulfilling the announcement made during Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh’s visit to the G7 event in Hiroshima last year. Hiroshima Prefecture has strong ties with Vietnam, with many large businesses expanding their operations to Vietnam and a vibrant Vietnamese community in the prefecture. We anticipate that this new route will foster more opportunities for cooperation, cultural exchange, and economic and tourism development.”

Hiroshima International Airport’s General Director, Mr. Yasuhiro Nakamura, shared, “Vietjet’s Hiroshima-Hanoi route holds a special significance for Hiroshima Airport as the first new international route launched since the pandemic. We congratulate Vietjet and hope that the airline will continue to add more routes to Hiroshima, expanding connections to southwestern Japan. Hiroshima Airport and its partners will provide full support to increase flight frequency as travel demand grows.”

Vietjet’s Deputy General Director, Mr. Nguyen Duc Thinh, expressed his gratitude for the support of local authorities and Japanese partners. He added, “Vietjet currently operates 116 flights per week between Vietnamese cities and top Japanese destinations, including Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, and Nagoya, with Hiroshima now added to the network. We are committed to further expanding our route network between Vietnam and Japan, offering convenient travel options and cost-effective airfares for passengers from both countries and the region.”

With two round-trip flights per week on Thursdays and Sundays, travelers can easily commute between Hanoi and Hiroshima, enjoying a flight time of just over four hours each way.

Passengers on the inaugural flight received commemorative gifts from Vietjet and Hiroshima Airport. Photo: Quang Nguyen

Hiroshima, located in southwestern Japan, boasts two UNESCO World Heritage sites: the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and the enigmatic Itsukushima Shrine with its Torii gate on the Seto Inland Sea. In contrast, Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is a cultural, economic, and political hub renowned worldwide for its rich and diverse cuisine.

Passengers can also conveniently connect from Hanoi or Hiroshima to various destinations across Vietnam and the Asia-Pacific region through Vietjet’s extensive flight network.

When flying with Vietjet, passengers can indulge in delicious hot meals featuring Vietnamese specialties like Pho Thin, Banh Mi, and iced milk coffee, as well as international cuisine served by a dedicated and professional cabin crew. The airline also offers Sky Care insurance and the Vietjet SkyJoy loyalty program, providing opportunities to win prizes and accumulate points for rewards from Vietjet and over 250 leading brands.

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