Vietjet Air is a Vietnamese airline that recently opened up flights in between Denpasar and Ho Chi Minh City. The new direct route will make it easier for guests from Indonesia to visit the city and book luxury hotel in Saigon and roam around the newly developed metropolitan city. From the lonely city it used to be, it is not bustling from morning until dawn.
The government of Indonesia is also hopeful because it will help increase the number of tourists from Vietnam that is visiting the most popular destination in the country – Bali.
Rizki Handayani, the undersecretary for marketing development of the Tourism Ministry, said that they are grateful with the decision of Vietjet Air to offer direct flights going to Bali. He added that there was cooperation between the two parties involved – the government of Indonesia and the management of the low-cost carrier.
RIzki said that the move will help improve the number of arrivals flying from Vietnam going to Bali. Aside from that, this will help foreign travellers as they travel from Bali going to Ho Chi Minh City. For the inaugural flight alone from Ho Chi Minh City going to Denpasar, there were 180 passengers on board the VietJet Air. The departure was from Tan Son Nhat International Airport while the carrier landed at the I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport.
According to data, there were only 75,632 tourists coming from the country of Vietnam who went to travel in Indonesia last year. The government is feeling good about the latest flight route that they are expecting the figure will increase to 100,000 year which is their aim. If it were to come true, it is 32 per cent higher compared to the figure last year.
Do Xuan Quang, the deputy president of Vietjat Air, said that he was proud of the new direct route because this will help travellers save money as they travel from Ho Chi Minh City going to Bali, Indonesia. Those from Indonesia can book luxury hotel in Saigon and visited all tourists hotspots in the city.