Along with flights to China’s Taiwan, Vietnamese budget carrier Vietjet Air will launch new routes to South Korea in November, Vietnam News Agency has reported.
The carrier is currently implementing a promotion program that offers one-way tickets for flights from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi to Seoul and Taipei at prices from 0-2 million Vietnamese dong (0-90 U.S. dollars).
Vietjet Air contributed 70 percent to the 26-percent Vietnamese air transport growth in the first half of this year. Vietnam’s air transport sector served 14.2 million passengers in the first nine months of this year, up 6.2 percent on-year, said the country’s General Statistics Office.
Tourists from South Korea to Vietnam have increased rapidly in recent years.
According to the Korea Tourism Organization, more than 800,000 Korean tourists visited Vietnam in 2014. More and more Vietnamese travelers are also choosing South Korea for their vacations.
China’s Taiwan has been identified as one of Vietnam’s leading tourism markets with an average of over 300,000 arrivals each year.
South Korea and China’s Taiwan have remained Vietnam’s most important economic partners over recent years, ranking third and fifth last year, respectively, the news agency said. South Korea is the country’s largest investor with China’s Taiwan following as the fourth largest.