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Vietnam Airlines connects Bali with Ho Chi Minh City

News Desk

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Mon, October 28, 2019  /  05:57 pm
Vietnam Airlines connects Bali with Ho Chi Minh City

A Vietnam Airlines flight takes off from Hanoi's Noi Bai International Airport on July 29, 2018. (AFP/Nhac Nguyen)

Vietnamese national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines launched its direct flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Bali on Sunday.

Using an Airbus A321-200, 175 passengers were transported by the airline during the 3.5 hour flight. 

The plane landed at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali at 3:39 p.m. local time after departing from Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City at 11:19 a.m.

"Indonesia is an important country destination for us. In 2012, we operated a route to Jakarta; for this year, we've decided to open a new direct flight from Bali to Ho Chi Minh City," said Vietnam Airlines general manager for Indonesia Nguyen Minh Toan, as quoted by Antara news agency.

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Meanwhile, Vietnamese Ambassador to Indonesia Pamp Vinh Quang is optimistic that the new route will have a positive impact on both countries' economy and tourist industries.

The service will reportedly be available five times a week every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

The return flight is scheduled to take off from Bali at 4:50 p.m. and arrive in Ho Chi Minh City at 7:45 p.m. (kes)