Vietnamese budget carrier Vietjet, nicknamed “Bikini Airline” will start its India operations with flight from New Delhi to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City starting December 2019. As a promotional offer, Vietjet will offer promotional tickets starting Rs 9.
The flight route will become operational from 6 December 2019. Tickets are being offered for as low as Rs 9 during a special promotion from Aug 20-22, the days being termed as Golden Days.
Vietjet had made headlines in past for having stewardesses dressed in bikinis on some flights. Last January, Vietnam aviation regulator had pulled up Vietjet for having cabin crew dressed in bikini on a special flight that was flying the Vietnam under-23 football team back home.
Given that Indian aviation regulators have often pulled up airlines for their uniform and demeanor in the past, it is unlikely that Vietjet’s India crew will dress up in ways that got the airline its unique nickname.
“Customers can book tickets via www.VietJet.com or by using the VietJet Air mobile app for the travel period between December 6, 2019 to March 28, 2020,” Vietjet said in a statement.
Delhi-Ho Chi Minh City will be connected with 4 flights a week while Delhi-Hanoi will have 3 flights a week.