Vietnam Airlines opens direct flights between Vietnam and Philippines

Monday, 17/06/2024 17:27
Vietnam Airlines is the first carrier in Vietnam to operate direct flights to the Philippines and is operating a total of seven flights per week.
The first passengers on the flight between Vietnam and the Philippines. (Photo: VNA) 

The carrier has just launched a direct flight between Vietnam and the Philippines, marking the first Vietnamese airline to open a direct flight to this beautiful island nation.

The inaugural flight, numbered VN648, departed from Ho Chi Minh City at 0:50 a.m. on June 17 and landed at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Manila at 4:20 a.m. on the same day.

Vietnam Airlines operates a total of seven flights per week between the two countries. Specifically, the flight route between Ho Chi Minh City and Manila has four flights per week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The Hanoi-Manila route has three flights per week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The carrier’s flights to and from the Philippines will be operated at Terminal T1, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Manila.

The Philippines is one of Vietnam Airlines’ potential markets. The airline will serve tourists, business travelers, as well as the community of nearly 30,000 Vietnamese living in the Philippines and about 7,000 Filipinos residing in Vietnam.

In recent years, the strategic partnership between Vietnam and the Philippines has been developing well. Vietnam Airlines’ opening of direct flights from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to Manila not only opens up many opportunities to develop tourism and trade, but also contributes to promoting economic, cultural and social development between the two Southeast Asian countries./.