Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | Last Update : 02:56 AM IST

  Business   Companies  19 Mar 2018  Vietnam's controversial 'bikini airline' to start direct flights to India soon

Vietnam's controversial 'bikini airline' to start direct flights to India soon

AGE CORRESPONDENT WITH AGENCY INPUTS
Published : Mar 19, 2018, 5:28 pm IST
Updated : Mar 19, 2018, 5:28 pm IST

Airline also publishes an annual calendar featuring bikini-clad models, flight attendants and ground staff.

The airline will operate four flights every week starting in July this year. (Photo: YouTube)
 The airline will operate four flights every week starting in July this year. (Photo: YouTube)

Mumbai: Vietnam low cost "bikini airline", VietJet Air would soon commence direct flight service in India. The airline has announced direct flights from New Delhi to Ho Chi Minh City. The airline will operate four flights every week starting in July this year.

The budget airline had announced it’s plan to connect India at the Vietnam–India Business Forum on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of India-Vietnam diplomatic relationship.

 

The Vietjet known as 'bikini airline' was founded by woman billionaire Nguyen Thi Phung Thao.

It has started its first commercial flights in December 2011 but due to its bikini clad air hostesses gained popularity in no time and became the country's second-largest airline.

Vietjet has made headlines in the past with its controversial use of bikini-clad flight attendants, pilots and risque marketing campaigns. The airline also publishes an annual calendar featuring bikini-clad models and ground staff.

The airline was named as one of the top 500 brands in Asia 2016 and "The Best Asian Low Cost Carrier" at the TTG Travel Awards 2015.

 

According to a Reuters report, the company, has a fleet of 55 A320 and A321 aircraft, now operates 385 flights on 82 domestic and international routes.

The CAPA Centre for Aviation has said that VietJet, which currently commands 40 per cent of Vietnam’s domestic market, will likely become the country’s biggest domestic carrier.

Tags: vietjet, bikini airline, flight service, india
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)