Vietnam Airlines Launches Direct Flights to Manila

A Vietnam Airlines Airbus A321 flying against a cloudy backdrop., CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Vietnam Airlines, Vietnam’s national carrier, marks a significant step in its international network expansion with the launch of direct flights from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to Manila, Philippines.

This exciting development, commencing June 17, makes Vietnam Airlines the first Vietnamese airline offering direct connections to the Philippine capital.

Airbus A321: Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

Passengers traveling between Hanoi and Manila will benefit from three convenient flights per week, operating on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

The Ho Chi Minh City to Manila route offers even more flexibility with four weekly flights scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

Both routes utilize Airbus A321 aircraft, featuring comfortable Economy and Business Class cabins.

Boosting Trade and Tourism in Southeast Asia

These new direct connections represent a major milestone for Vietnam Airlines, strategically linking Manila with Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

The locations are three of Southeast Asia’s most prominent economic hubs. The airline anticipates that these direct flights will foster increased economic activity, cultural exchange, and tourism between Vietnam and the Philippines.

The move will contribute to the overall growth of the Southeast Asian region.

Connections from the UK to Vietnam and Beyond

For travelers departing from the UK, Vietnam Airlines offers the sole nonstop service to Vietnam from London Heathrow Terminal 4.

This convenient gateway allows for seamless connections via Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to various destinations.  

These span Vietnam, Asia, and Australasia. It includes India, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, China, South Korea, Japan, and Australia.

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Competitive Fares and Booking Information

Economy class return fares starting from GBP677 (including taxes and surcharges) are available for London Heathrow to Manila flights.

For booking convenience, tickets can be purchased directly through the Vietnam Airlines website, mobile app, official ticket offices, or authorized agents nationwide.

Vietnam Airlines: A Leader in Southeast Asian Aviation

Vietnam Airlines, a proud member of the SkyTeam Alliance, serves as Vietnam’s national carrier. The airline boasts an extensive network spanning over 100 routes.

It connects passengers to 21 domestic destinations and 29 international locations. Vietnam Airlines takes pride in its young and modern fleet.  

It boasts a modern aircraft fleet including the Boeing 787-9 and 787-10 Dreamliners, Airbus A350-900 XWBs, and Airbus A321neos.

An Vietnam Airlines Airbus aircraft waits at Narita terminal as another one leaves.
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Service and Recognition

Passengers flying Vietnam Airlines from London Heathrow can expect exceptional comfort and service throughout their journey.

The airline utilizes state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, offering Economy, Premium Economy, and Business Class cabins.

Vietnam Airlines is dedicated to fostering stronger connections between the UK, European, and Vietnamese markets, actively contributing to post-pandemic economic recovery and fostering stronger commercial ties.

Award-Winning Excellence

Vietnam Airlines’ commitment to innovation and development has been recognized throughout the region.

The airline consistently receives prestigious accolades, including a 4-Star Airline Rating. It holds a World’s Top 100 Airlines designation from Skytrax, the international air transport rating organization.

Additionally, Vietnam Airlines has been honored with awards such as Asia’s Leading Airline Brand. The carrier has also taken out Asia’s Leading Airline – Economy Class/Premium Economy Class. This also includes World’s Leading Cultural Airline by World Travel Awards.

These achievements solidify Vietnam Airlines’ position as a regional leader.

Spearheading Vietnam’s Aviation Growth

For over 30 years, the national carrier has played a pivotal role in shaping Vietnam’s aviation industry, recognized as one of the fastest-growing domestic markets globally.

Fueled by a robust domestic market and flourishing international traffic, Vietnam Airlines is firmly on track to becoming a major force in Asian aviation.

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