A total of 142 Vietnamese tourists visited Palau last month after Vietjet Air began to service Palau route on September 20, according to the data from the Palau Visitors Authority (PVA).
Prior to the official opening of Ho Chi Minh-Koror route, Vietjet also brought 20 Vietnamese tourists in August, bringing the total number of Vietnamese tourists that visited Palau to 162 as of September.
Around 90 Vietnamese tourists boarded the carrier’s Airbus 320 aircraft during its inaugural flight to Palau on September 20.
Vietjet Air is scheduled to service the route twice a week every Tuesday and Friday. It only takes around four hours to reach Palau from Ho Chi Minh.
Vietjet Air, which is headquartered in Vietnam, launched the route through the aid of Vietnamese businessman Eric Nguyen.
Nguyen previously told the Times that it took him three years to negotiate with Vietnam’s four airline companies to service Palau route before he convinced Vietjet Air to open the service. He also shared plans of opening a Vietnam-Japan-Palau route to address the lack of direct flights between Japan and Palau.