Air India to Inaugurate Delhi – Ho Chi Minh

An Air India Airbus A320neo on the tarmac.
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India’s flag carrier, Air India, is set to inaugurate later this year a new route between its home in Delhi and Ho Chi Minh.

This article will cover the details surrounding Air India’s new route between Delhi and Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam.

Air India: Delhi – Ho Chi Minh

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Inaugurating from June 1, 2024, Air India will operate a five per week service between Delhi and Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam.

The service will be operated on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Using the carrier’s Airbus A320neo fleet.

Air India currently has 44 Airbus A320neos in its fleet, and this service will be operated using its two-class configured frames. These have 12 Business Class and 150 Economy Class seats.

The following is the new flight schedule –

  • Firstly, flight AI388 leaves Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) at 13:15 p.m. It then arrives into Ho Chi Minh City International Airport (SGN) at 19:55 p.m.
  • Secondly, flight AI389 leaves Ho Chi Minh City International Airport (SGN) at 20:55 p.m. It then arrives back into Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) at 00:30 a.m.

However, Ho Chi Minh becomes the Indian’s flag carrier’s fifth Southeast Asia destination. Alongside, Bangkok and Phuket in Thailand, Singapore and Yangon in Myanmar.

Currently, any services between Ho Chi Minh and Delhi are operated by Vietnamese carriers, Vietnam Airlines and VietJet Air. This will be the first time an Indian carrier has operated the route.

Recent News…

The following is some recent Air India news –

  • Air India, India’s leading global carrier, and Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) have joined forces in a new partnership to further develop Bengaluru. Read our article here.
  • In the last few months, Air India has been introducing the Airbus A350-900, and will be utilizing it further in New Delhi & Mumbai. Using data from, you will be able to figure out how to see the aircraft type in the two cities. Read our article here.
  • Air India, India’s national carrier, was recently fined ₹ 80 lakh (approx USD $95K) by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The fine relates to violations of regulations concerning flight duty time limitations (FDTL) and crew fatigue management. Read our article here.
  • Air India has once again made its way into the headlines recently. The latest news is a decision to start new routes to United States of America from Indian cities. Read our article here.

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