Turkish Airlines Launches Direct Flight to Hanoi, HCMC

3:22:58 PM | 6/29/2016

On June 27, Turkish Airlines launched its new direct flights from Istanbul to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, with the ceremony with participation of its local travel partners and national authorities at Noi Bai Airport. The launch of the service will offer more convenient travel options to Vietnam’s travellers while representing the next milestone of the airline’s expansion in the Asia-Pacific market, adding to its world’s most expansive network.
Hanoi flights will be operated five times weekly, and take about 15 hours from Hanoi and 12 hours from Ho Chi Minh City. Flights are operated using an Airbus A330-300 aircraft primarily used on international routes that seats 288 passengers and offers full modern in-flight entertainment and connectivity. Roundtrip fares from Vietnam to Istanbul start from US$865 including governmental taxes, airport fees and charges. In addition, flight frequency will be increased from 5 flights to 7 flights per week as of October 31, 2016.    
With this inauguration, Vietnamese travellers are offered an unparalleled travel option to explore the historic heritage of Istanbul – the largest and the only metropolis in the world that straddles Europe and Asia, as well as to reach major destinations in Europe on the airline’s frequent routes. The flag carrier is strategically expanding into Russia, Central Asia, Far East Asia, the Middle East, Africa and North and South America.
Turkish Airlines is a member of Star Alliance and currently operates the world’s most extensive route network of 241 international and 49 domestic destinations around the world including Vietnam.