Vietnamese budget carrier VietJet has restarted international flight operations after grounding them amid the COVID-19 outbreak last year.

VietJet started the flights from Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi to select cities of Bangkok, Tokyo, Seoul, and Taipei since Friday (April 2).

Regular flights will be operated to Bangkok and Tokyo, while the Seoul and Taipei flights will be operated once this month.

In various reports the network will go as follows:

Ho Chi Minh-Bangkok – every Friday

Hanoi-Tokyo – 13 flights starting April 6

Hanoi-Taipei – April 11

Hanoi- Seoul – April 15

According to the airline, the flights are for Vietnamese citizens looking to study or work abroad, and to provide an opportunity for stranded foreigners the ability the return home. The airline will serve passengers who meet entry requirements of the destination country/territories.

The return flights will carry Vietnamese citizens and foreign experts permitted to enter the country per government regulations.

VietJet's restart of international operations comes after Vietnam Airlines resumed regularly scheduled international flights this month as well.

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