Vietnam has launched flights between popular destinations Bali and Ho Chi Minh City, with the first flights on the route departing this week.
After touching down at Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali, Vietnamese Ambassador to Indonesia Pham Vinh Quang delivered a speech at a welcome ceremony, which included a water salute and traditional entertainment.
“The new route will facilitate direct travel from Bali to Ho Chi Minh City, allowing passengers to explore stunning destinations in Southern Vietnam or travel onward to Da Nang, Hoi An, Hue and Hanoi from Ho Chi Minh City,” the ambassador said.
“This will help to enhance economic and tourism integration in the region as well as promote the image of Vietnam and the Vietnamese people to the world.”
Utilising its A321 aircraft, Vietnam Airlines will operate flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Bali five times a week, on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday.
As part of Vietnam Airlines’ four-star rated service, passengers will enjoy complimentary in-flight meals, free checked luggage and cabin bag allowance (except for Super Economy class that excludes checked baggage).
Bali becomes Vietnam’s second destination to Indonesia after Jakarta, which began in December 2012.
In late October, Vietnam Airlines welcomed the 100th plane to its fleet, a state-of-the-art B787-10 Dreamliner.
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