Qatar Airways’ First Direct Flight to VN Lands in HCMC

Qatar Airways’ first direct flight between the Qatari capital of Doha and Ho Chi Minh City landed at Tan Son Nhat International Airport on Monday with 150 passengers aboard.

Qatar Airways' first direct flight arrivies in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday.

Established in 1994, Qatar Airways is one of the fastest growing airlines in the world and is one of the few with the coveted five-star ranking.

Speaking at a ceremony to welcome his company’s plane, Qatar Airways CEO Mr. Akbar Al Baker said the direct service reduced the time it took to fly between the two cities and augured well for future economic and tourism cooperation between Qatar and Viet Nam.

“The hope of Qatar Airways’ leaders is that the new service will attract a great number of visitors to the airline’s five-star services,” Mr. Baker said.

Beside flights linking Ho Chi Minh City and Doha every Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, the airline will start flying non-stop between Doha and Ha Noi four times weekly sometime next year, he announced.

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Source TT – Translated by Kim Khanh

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