Politburo Member, Shanghai Party Committee Secretary, Chen Jining, and Politburo Member, Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Secretary Nguyen Van Nen jointly extend their congratulations to Vietjet on the airline’s new route.
Vietjet’s Shanghai - Ho Chi Minh City route will commence first flights from December 1, 2023, with seven round-trips per week. With a flight time of just over 4 hours per leg, these flights will meet the travel needs of residents, tourists, and business people between Shanghai and Ho Chi Minh City, providing convenient travel schedule and affordable fares.
Shanghai is China’s most populous city and one of the four centrally administered municipalities of the second-largest economy in the world. Not only is Shanghai one of the largest economic and financial hubs in China, but it also holds a major position on the global stage. In 2022, Shanghai's GDP reached 4.465 trillion Chinese yuan (663 billion USD), with a population of 24.76 million people. The connectivity between Ho Chi Minh City and Shanghai, the city ranked fifth in terms of billionaire number worldwide, will open up more opportunities for the development of high-end products, services, trade connections, and investment attraction.
Ho Chi Minh City, home to nearly 9 million people, is Vietnam’s and Southeast Asia’s prominent economic, cultural, and tourist center. It boasts unique cultural features, a vibrant modern lifestyle, while offering seamless connectivity to a plethora of destinations within Vietnam and internationally.
The commencement of the Shanghai - Ho Chi Minh City route aligns with the commemoration of the 74th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and China (1950-2024) and the 30th anniversary of sister city relationship between the two cities (1994-2024). It is expected to become a milestone in further developing trade, cultural exchange, education, and people-to-people ties between the two cities and two countries.
Vietjet has operated services between Vietnam and China since 2014 with the very first routes facilitating travel for Chinese visitors to popular tourist destinations in Vietnam, including Nha Trang, Da Nang, and Phu Quoc.
To celebrate this significant event, Vietjet is launching a large-scale promotional campaign with super discounted fares for customers’easy travel to both cities.
The new route will not only connect Shanghai to Ho Chi Minh City but also continue expanding Vietjet's flight network covering Vietnam, Australia, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Kazakhstan, and beyond.