Turkish Airlines has begun new non-stop Airbus A330 services between Istanbul and Vietnam’s two biggest cities, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

These routes had previously been operated as connecting flights until September 11 this year. The Turkish flag carrier now flies between Istanbul and Hanoi every day except Sundays. The non-stop flight departs Istanbul Airport at 02:40 (local time) and arrives at Noi Bai International Airport at 16:25 (local time). Meanwhile, the return flight will leave Hanoi at 21:35 (local time) and arrive at Istanbul at 04:15 (local time).

The non-stop flight from Istanbul to Ho Chi Minh city departs Istanbul at 2:15 am (local time) and arrives at Tan Son Nhat Airport (SGN) at 17:00 (local time), while the return flight departs Tan Son Nhat Airport at 21:10 (local time) and arrives at Istanbul at 04:15 (local time).

Business Traveller Asia-Pacific recently visited Hanoi for the cover story of our September 2019 issue. You can read our report on how the city’s economy is surging ahead here. We also have a 2018 report about Ho Chi Minh City here.

In other Turkish Airlines’ news, the airline said earlier this year that it will increase frequency on its flights between Istanbul and Tokyo Narita starting next year, with the current daily service set to eventually rise to an 11-times-weekly operation by next summer.

Turkish Airlines is giving its Tokyo flights a frequency boost next year