A plane of Indian low-cost airline IndiGo (Photo: indiatoday)

Accordingly, the firm will start flights from Kolkata to Hanoi on October 3rd, and to Ho Chi Minh City on October 18th.

Chief commercial officer of IndiGo William Boulter said the firm has received active feedback from passengers for its Kolkata – Ho Chi Minh City route.

The Buddhist community in Ho Chi Minh City will be seamlessly connected to that in India through Kolkata, he said, adding that IndiGo has many flights connecting to important tourist destinations for Buddhist followers.

With the launch of the new route, Ho Chi Minh City will become the 7th city in Southeast Asia in the network of IndiGo’s destinations./.