Vietnam and India will open direct flights between the two countries this November as part of a Memorandum of Understanding signed by Vietnam Airlines and India’s Jet Airways in Hanoi on Monday.
The MoU was signed by representatives from the two airlines in the presence of President Truong Tan Sang and his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee during a four-day official visit to Vietnam that began Sunday.
"We will be beginning the operations starting November 5 with a direct daily flight connecting Delhi and Mumbai to Ho Chi Minh City," Indian news agency Press Trust of India quoted Jet Airways chairman Naresh Goyal as saying after signing the deal.
Mr Goyal said the flights are already accepting bookings, according to PTI.
Under the MoU, Vietnam Airlines and Jet Airways will continue to expand their codeshare cooperation to offer guests more convenient connecting flights between India and Vietnam through the international gateways of Bangkok, Singapore and Hong Kong via the combined networks of both airlines, Vietnam Airlines said in a release.
In addition, the two airlines also committed to coordinate closely in trade promotion activities to promote direct air services between the two countries.