In a move that’s designed to promote tourism and trade between the two countries, Vietjet has launched a new service connecting the island of Phu Quoc in Vietnam and the South Korean capital of Seoul.
The Phu Quoc-Seoul route will provide daily return flights with a flight time of approximately five-and-a-half hours in each direction. Flights are scheduled for departure from Phu Quoc each day at 15:40 and arrive in Seoul at 22:55 local time. The return flight takes off from Seoul at 01:45 and lands in Phu Quoc at 05:35.
Known as the Pearl Island, Phu Quoc is located in the southern province of Kien Giang and covers an area of about 570 square kilometres, making it the largest island in Vietnam. As one of the most talked-about tourism destinations in Asia, Phu Quoc has attracted strong levels of investment in hotels and resorts in recent years.
VietJet is an international low-cost airline from Vietnam. It was the first privately owned new-age airline to be established in the country, being granted its initial approval to operate by the Vietnamese Minister of Finance in November 2007. Vietjet is an official IATA member with IOSA’s (IATA Operational Safety Audit) certificate.
Currently, the airline operates a route network covering destinations nationwide, along with more than 30 regional destinations in Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, China, Japan, Hong Kong and Myanmar. It operates a fleet of A320s and A321s with average age of 3.3 years old. In the past five years, Vietjet has been honoured with 32 domestic awards and 9 significant international awards; the airline was named as one of the Top 500 Brands in Asia 2016 and “The Best Asian Low Cost Carrier” at the TTG Travel Awards 2015, and “The most favourite carrier in Vietnam” by the Economic Times.