Hanoi, 29 October 2019 - Vietnam Airlines has recently organized launching ceremonies for a new route connecting Ho Chi Minh City - Bali (Indonesia) at Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City and Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali.

The first flights of the route took off from Ho Chi Minh City at 11:10 and from Bali at 16:50 (local time) on 27 October 2019, carrying a total of more than 250 passengers. Vietnamese Ambassador to Indonesia Pham Vinh Quang was in attendance to deliver a speech at the ceremony in Bali. The first flight from Ho Chi Minh City landed in Bali at 15:50 (local time) and was greeted with a ‘water salute’ and Indonesian traditional art performances.

Mr. Pham Vinh Quang, Ambassador of Vietnam to Indonesia, said: “The new route will facilitate direct travelfrom Bali to Ho Chi Minh City, allowing passengers to explore stunning destinations in Southern Vietnam or travel onward to Da Nang, Hoi An, Hue and Hanoi from Ho Chi Minh City. This will help to enhance economic and tourism integration in the region as well as promote the image of Vietnam and the Vietnamese people to the world."

Starting from October 27, Vietnam Airlines will operate flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Bali everyMonday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. This is the second flight of Vietnam Airlines connecting Vietnam to Indonesia in addition to the Ho Chi Minh City - Jakarta route operated since December 2012.

Vietnam Airlines flights are operated with Airbus A321 aircraft and served with 4-star international service standards. Passengers are served in-flight meals and can enjoy free checked baggage allowance and cabin baggage allowance (except for Super Economy class that excludes checked baggage).

Currently, passengers can purchase Ho Chi Minh City – Bali round-trip tickets,  starting from just USD 69, applicable to flights departing from now until 10 November 2019. The rates specified above do not include taxes, fees, or surcharges and some terms and conditions apply.

For more information, please visit www.vietnamairlines.com, the official Facebook page www.facebook.com/VietnamAirlines or contact Vietnam Airlines ticket offices nationwide or Customer Service Hotline 1900 1100.