Two additional weekly services on the Ho Chi Minh City–Hong Kong route are also in the pipeline.
From April 27, low-cost carrier Vietjet Air will once again offer the only direct air link between Hong Kong and the up-and-coming holiday island of Phu Quoc. Flights on the route were originally launched in April 2019 but suspended indefinitely due to the pandemic. Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, Hong Kong–bound travelers will take off at 1:35 p.m. and touch down at 5:20 p.m. after two hours and 45 minutes in the air. The return service will then leave at 6:20 p.m. to reach Phu Quoc at 8:05 p.m. local time. Hong Kong passport holders flying to Phu Quoc are eligible for a visa exemption when staying less than 30 days.
Meanwhile, flights on the Da Nang–Hong Kong route will resume on April 28, with four return flights per week, taking about one hour and 50 minutes each way. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday, the outbound service from Da Nang is set to depart at 2:35 p.m. and arrive in Hong Kong at 5:20 p.m. local time; those heading to central Vietnam’s largest city will take off at 6:20 p.m. and land at 7:10 p.m.
Starting on March 26, 2023, Vietjet will increase the frequency of its Ho Chi Minh City–Hong Kong services from five to seven flights per week, with Hong Kong–bound departures scheduled each day at 3:10 p.m. for a 6:50 p.m. arrival. Passengers bound for Vietnam’s commercial capital will then depart at 7:50 p.m. and touch down at 9:30 p.m.
Members of the airline’s loyalty program, Vietjet SkyJoy, can earn 100 SkyPoints on domestic flights and 300 SkyPoints for international tickets purchased from March 20 to May 20, 2023. SkyJoy rewards cover more than 250 food, shopping, and tourism businesses in Vietnam.
Vietjet Air is not the only carrier relaunching or increasing frequencies to Hong Kong; United Airlines resumed its twice-daily San Francisco–Hong Kong services earlier this month using Boeing 777-200ERs. Come March 26, British Airways will be ramping up operations between London Heathrow and Hong Kong from daily to double daily with the introduction of Airbus A350-1000s, and Air India is also doubling frequencies on its Delhi–Hong Kong route from thrice-weekly to six days a week on the same date.