Nation Current Affairs 30 Jul 2019 IndiGo enters Vietna ...

IndiGo enters Vietnam, connects Hanoi with Kolkata

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | RAJIB CHOWDHURI
Published Jul 30, 2019, 7:16 pm IST
Updated Jul 30, 2019, 7:16 pm IST
IndiGo Chief Commercial Officer said, ‘It is truly very special moment for us at IndiGo as it is first route connecting Kolkata to Hanoi.’
From October 3, the private airline will operate its non-stop daily flights between Kolkata and Hanoi with one-way fares starting at Rs 9,999. (Photo: File)
 From October 3, the private airline will operate its non-stop daily flights between Kolkata and Hanoi with one-way fares starting at Rs 9,999. (Photo: File)

Kolkata: Strengthening its presence in South-East Asia, IndiGo, India’s leading airline, on Tuesday announced its entry into Vietnam connecting its capital Hanoi with Kolkata. Hanoi will be IndiGo’s 19th International and 75th overall destination. From October 3, the private airline will operate its non-stop daily flights between Kolkata and Hanoi with one-way fares starting at Rs 9,999.

While 6E 1398 will take off at 12:40 pm from the city landing at Hanoi 4:55 pm, 6E 1399 will fly from Hanoi at 5:55 pm arriving Kolkata at 7:20 pm. Vietnam is the fifth South-East Asian country in the 6E network after successful operations to Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and its recent flights to Myanmar.

 

IndiGo Chief Commercial Officer William Boulter said, "It is truly a very special moment for all of us at IndiGo as it is the first route connecting Kolkata to Hanoi. This milestone reflects our relentless focus and commitment, while enabling the Government’s "Act East" vision, in further strengthening the network between eastern corridors of India and the Southeast Asia region. We foresee a rising demand for Hanoi, which is famous for its historic architecture and a rich cultural blend of Southeast Asian and French influence. "

He added, "Additionally, we are also expecting a high demand for the Buddhist circuit as Vietnam has a large Buddhist community. IndiGo will continue to expand its network to meet the requirements of both business and leisure travellers across domestic and international destinations. It is our constant endeavour to provide our customers with a wider choice of destinations, along with on-time, courteous and hassle-free service, and an affordable flying experience."

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