‘Bikini airline’ VietJet to soon start operating direct flights from New Delhi to Ho Chi Minh City

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Popularly known as the ‘bikini airline’, Vietnam’s low-cost private carrier VietJet Air is soon coming to India.

The controversial airline which is known for its raunchy marketing gimmicks has announced direct flight from New Delhi to Ho Chi Minh City four times a week.

Starting somewhere between July and August this year, woman entrepreneur Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao owned VietJet Air will start its India operations.

As the airline’s nickname ‘bikini airlines’ suggests, VietJet is popular among tourists for its skimpily clad air hostesses dressed in nothing but two-piece bikinis.

The controversial airline was recently slammed for parading lingerie models during a flight carrying Vietnam’s national football team back home.

Now with the controversial airline all set to fly into India, a lot of uproar can be expected in the coming days, as India is a conservative society where bikini as a dress code for air hostesses will never gain universal acceptance.

Having began its operations in December 2011, VietJet now operates on 60 routes both domestic and international. It is today Vietnam’s second largest airline after the national carrier Vietnam Airlines.

In 2017, VietJet flew 17 million passengers earning a total revenue of $986 million, an increase of 41.8 per cent from 2016.

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