Turkish Airlines has begun new non-stop Airbus A330 services between Istanbul and Vietnam’s two biggest cities, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. Business Traveller reports.
These routes had previously been operated as connecting flights until September 11 this year. The Turkish flag carrier now flies between Istanbul and Hanoi every day except Sundays. The non-stop flight departs Istanbul Airport at 02:40 (local time) and arrives at Noi Bai International Airport at 16:25 (local time). Meanwhile, the return flight will leave Hanoi at 21:35 (local time) and arrive at Istanbul at 04:15 (local time).
According to Business Traveller, the non-stop flight from Istanbul to Ho Chi Minh city departs Istanbul at 2:15 am (local time) and arrives at Tan Son Nhat Airport (SGN) at 17:00 (local time), while the return flight departs Tan Son Nhat Airport at 21:10 (local time) and arrives at Istanbul at 04:15 (local time).
In other Turkish Airlines’ news, the airline said earlier this year that it will increase frequency on its flights between Istanbul and Tokyo Narita starting next year, with the current daily service set to eventually rise to an 11-times-weekly operation by next summer.