VietJet Air increases flights to Hue for airport's reopening

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VietJet Air, Vietnam's first private airline, announced Monday it will soon up its roundtrip flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Hue to two per day, in time for the reopening of Hue's international airport.

Starting September 20, when Phu Bai International Airport is set to reopen, two months ahead of schedule, after six months of repairs to its runway, the airline will offer the two daily roundtrip flights on the Airbus A320 aircraft, which holds 180 passengers.

Daily flights from HCMC to Hue will depart at 6:45 a.m. and 7:20 p.m. and flights from Hue to HCMC will be scheduled for at 8:40 a.m. and 9:15 p.m.

Passengers can book tickets now at any VietJet Air agency; online at www.vietjetair.com; or by phone: 19001886.

Phu Bai is being upgraded to serve up to 20 planes during peak hours and five million passengers per year by 2020. By 2030, it is expected to handle 26 planes in peak hours; and nine million passengers and 200,000 tons of cargo annually.

Before the temporary closure, it had been receiving more than one million passengers per year, making it Vietnam's fourth busiest airport.

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