Vietnam Airlines increases service to Hong Kong from HCMC

10 Sep 2012

Vietnam Airlines is upping the frequency of its Ho Chi Minh City-Hong Kong service to ten times weekly from October 28. 

The new flights, operated by an Airbus A321 aircraft, will leave Ho Chi Minh on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 1830, landing in Hong Kong at 2135. The return leg will leave Hong Kong on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 0755, touching down in Vietnam at 0925.  

These are in addition to the existing daily service (VN594/5) between the two cities, increasing the total weekly flights to ten and the number of seats available in each direction by 534. 

A spokesperson for the airline said that the fast growing economy in Vietnam prompted increased travel demand between the two cities.  

“The outbound travel from Vietnam has been booming for the past two years because of the improving economy of Vietnamese people. Foreign investment is also mounting up in Vietnam after it was admitted into the WTO a few years ago," he said, citing HSBC as an example of a foreign company setting up operations in the country.

He added that Ho Chi Minh City offered a good hub for connecting with other parts of the country. 

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Nicholas Olczak

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