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Air New Zealand flies into Ho Chi Minh City

by on June 20, 2016
 

Air New Zealand has commenced service to Vietnam with the recent inaugural flight between Auckland and Ho Chi Minh City. This is a seasonal route operating three times a week until the end of October 2016.

The new service, which takes the airline’s international destination count to 30, has a convenient lunchtime departure out of Auckland, arriving in the evening in Ho Chi Minh City. The turnaround flight leaves a couple of hours after arriving, getting passengers into Auckland just after lunch the following day.

Passengers on the first flight into the city’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport, were welcomed on arrival with a traditional kapa haka performance. Air New Zealand Chief Sales and Commercial Officer Cam Wallace, also travelled on the inaugural flight.

…. This new service is a further expansion of our presence in South East Asia and our strategic focus on the Pacific Rim. We’re very excited to be able to offer our customers the first direct air link between New Zealand and Vietnam which will operate on a seasonal basis three times per week from now through until the end of October. Cam Wallace

Other new routes

Air New Zealand’s Ho Chi Minh City service follows the introduction of new services to Houston, Buenos Aires and Beijing in December 2015 with non-stop flights between Auckland and Manila in the Philippines planned to commence in December 2016.

Bookings may be made via the Air New Zealand website, or through your preferred travel agent.

Air New Zealand’s Auckland – Ho Chi Minh City service, operated by Boeing 767-300 aircraft, will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays :

Flight Date Departure Time
(local)
Arrival Time
(local)
NZ269
Auckland to Ho Chi Minh City
4th Jun – 24th Sep 2016 12:45 (12.45pm) 19:45 (7.45pm)
27th Sep – 29th Oct 2016 13:45 (1.45pm) 19:45 (7.45pm)
NZ268
Ho Chi Minh City to Auckland
4th Jun – 22nd Sep 2016 21:45 (9.45pm) 13:35 +1 (1.35pm next day)
24th Sep – 29th Oct 2016 21:45 (9.45pm) 14:35 +1 2.35pm next day)

Air New Zealand is a member of the Star Alliance

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