First direct air route from New Zealand to HCMC officially launched

An opening ceremony of a new route from New Zealand’s Auckland to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam was held on June 5 with the attendance of Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh city Party Committee Dinh La Thang.

The new service will be offered 3 flights a week on a seasonal basis, operating from June 4 to October 29 in 2016 with a flight time of around 11 hours.

Passengers have also another choice to take a flight in Ho Chi Minh City and make a transit in Singapore before continuing  the flight to New Zealand.

Tickets are on sale now and sold at about US$940.

By Xuan Hanh – Translated by Kim Khanh

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