Passenger carrier IndiGo has announced Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC or Saigon), Vietnam as its twenty second international and 80th overall destination, a press release issued by the airline said. The carrier will operate flights on the Kolkata-Ho Chi Minh City-Kolkata route from October 18, 2019 at a starting all-inclusive price of Rs 8,999. Customers willing to avail the services can book flight tickets via IndiGo's official website- goindigo.in, the carrier said. The announcement from IndiGo comes amid high competition in the country's civil aviation market.
Schedule of IndiGo's new flights
|Flight No.||Frequency||Origin||Departure||Destination||Arrival||Eff Date||Fares (INR)|
|6E 1363||Daily (Except Monday & Wednesday)||Kolkata||10:30||Ho Chi Minh City||15:50||18-October-19||Rs 8,999|
|6E 1364||Daily (Except Monday & Wednesday)||Ho Chi Minh City||16:50||Kolkata||19:15||18-October-19||Rs 8,999|
|6E 1363||Monday & Wednesday||Kolkata||10:30||Ho Chi Minh City||16:00||18-October-19||Rs 8,999|
|6E 1364||Monday & Wednesday||Ho Chi Minh City||16:55||Kolkata||19:15||18-October-19||Rs 8,999|
|6E 1363||Daily||Kolkata||11:20||Ho Chi Minh City||16:20||27-October-19||Rs 8,999|
|6E 1364||Daily||Ho Chi Minh City||17:20||Kolkata||19:20||27-October-19||Rs 8,999|
The new flights are designed to cater to business and leisure travellers, who are constantly on the lookout for new and affordable flying options, the airline said in a statement.
"Being the financial centre of Vietnam, HCMC is an important destination for both business and leisure travellers as it offers a view of the history and architecture of Vietnam," said William Boulter, chief commercial officer, IndiGo.
"The city also hosts a large Buddhist community who will be seamlessly connected to the Buddhist circuit in India through Kolkata," he added.
Last month, IndiGo said it will operate flights on the Delhi-Riyadh-Delhi route from October 11 at a starting all-inclusive price of Rs 9,899. The airline has also announced flights on the Delhi-Kuwait-Delhi route at a starting all-inclusive price of Rs. 8,299.
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