Tokyo (VNA) – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on Might
19 attended a ceremony to announce the primary direct air route between Vietnam’s capital metropolis of Hanoi and Japan’s Hiroshima prefecture.
Because the eighth route
connecting Vietnam and Japan operated by low-cost airline Vietjet, the Hanoi – Hiroshima route will begin serving passengers
from July 19 with two round-trip flights per week on Wednesdays and Sundays.
Vietjet at the moment runs direct flights from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh Metropolis to Tokyo,
Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Niigata, Shizuoka and Fukushima. The funds service has elevated the variety of round-trip flights between the
two international locations to 58 per week.
Vietjet CEO Dinh Viet Phuong stated that as a
member of the Japan Enterprise Federation (Keidanren) – the biggest complete
financial organisation in Japan, the service is dedicated to persevering with to
develop its flight community to Japan, providing many alternatives for bilateral
and multilateral cooperation with many handy flight choices. This 12 months,
Vietjet plans to provide greater than 1.5 million seats between the 2 international locations, connecting
Japan’s tourism and financial centres with engaging locations throughout
Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Pham Quang
Hieu stated that Vietjet’s opening of the primary direct route from Vietnam to
Hiroshima opens up extra alternatives for collaboration in
funding, commerce, tourism, cultural and people-to-people exchanges between
Vietnam and Japan on the whole and Hiroshima prefecture particularly. The occasion is of particular significance as the 2 international locations are organising many actions to
have a good time the fiftieth anniversary of their diplomatic ties.
Addressing the ceremony, Deputy Governor of
Hiroshima prefecture Masahiko Tanabe stated with the brand new direct air route, the cooperation between Hiroshima and Vietnam is anticipated to additional develop in lots of fields, together with enterprise, commerce and tourism./.