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

Vietnam-based low-cost airline Vietjet Air will soon commence direct flight service between Ho Chi Minh city and New Delhi four days a week to cater to the fast-growing air traffic between the two cities.

Run by woman entrepreneur Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, the airline is popularly known as ‘bikini airline’.

The airline has been publishing an annual calendar featuring bikini-clad models dressed as flight attendants, pilots and ground staff.

Launched in December 2011, the budget airline saw an exceptional growth in its first years since taking to the sky.

The airline has also organised fashion shown abroad its flights featuring swimsuit-clad models and beauty pageant contestants.