According to Vietnam Airlines, on 15th June 2022, the airline has officially launched the direct flight connecting Vietnam and India. The first flight number VN5025 of Vietnam Airlines, from Ha Noi to New Delhi (India) landed at Indira Gandhi International Airport at 2.25pm on 15th June (local time). The return flight number VN5024 from New Delhi to Ha Noi operated on the same day. Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son attended and proceeded the Opening ceremony ritual.
India is a potential tourism market and one of Vietnam’s leading trading partners, while Vietnam is also the 15th largest trading partner of India and the 4th among Southeast Asian countries. Since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1972, the comprehensive strategic and strategic partnership signed between the two sides (in 2007 and 2016) have brought two-way trade to an average growth of 20% per year.