By: Liao Jen-kai and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, Jan. 15 (CNA) Vietnamese budget carrier VietJet Air opened a new route Sunday that links Ho
Chi Minh City in Vietnam with Taichung in central Taiwan.
The airline will operate four flights a week between the two destinations — every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday — with a one-way flight time of three and a half hours, according to the airline.
At the ceremony for the airline’s maiden flight on the route at Taichung Airport, Chen Sheng-shan (陳盛山), head of the Tourism and Travel Bureau of Taichung, said the new route is VietJet Air’s fifth route to Taiwan and Taichung its fourth destination on the island.
He said he hoped that with the new flights more international travelers will use Taichung Airport as the gateway to central Taiwan. [FULL STORY]