VietJet aircraft land at Tan Son Nhat Airport To meet rising demand of air travel in Vietnam, VietJet will increase the frequency of routes connecting Hai Phong, Da Nang and Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi as well as the Ho Chi Minh City – Hanoi route. Accordingly, an extra 500 flights – equivalent to 90,000 seats – will be added to the schedule in the coming months. Starting on June 10, routes from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang and Nha Trang will have another 20 return flights, 12 return flights and five return flights daily respectively until August 9, 2015. The Ho Chi Minh City – Hai Phong route will also have five added return flights from June 6 until December 31, 2015. Earlier this year, Vietnam’s fastest growing carrier had already added 1,500 flights – equivalent to 270,000 seats – across its whole network in preparation for the peak season in summer. Desmond Lin, Director of Business Development of VietJet, said: "We … [Read more...] about Vietjet adds extra 500 flights on key routes from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi
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Vietnamese no-frills carrier VietJet Air will offer a special return flight from Ho Chi Minh City to the Taiwanese city of Taipei next year to mark the launch of the new service between the two cities. The nonstop service was inaugurated on Friday with five round trips per week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, the carrier said in a press release. The flight duration is three hours and 25 minutes per leg, according to VietJet Air. On scheduled flight days, VietJet will depart from Ho Chi Minh City at 2:30 pm (Vietnam time) and arrive in Taipei at 6:55 pm (Taiwan time). Coming from the other direction, flights will take off from Taipei at 8:00 pm (Taiwan time) and arrive in Ho Chi Minh City at 10:25 pm (Vietnam time). On March 20, 2015, the airline will run a special flight as part of an initiative called "Spread the Love" for Vietnamese and Taiwanese living in Taiwan, as well as Taiwanese people residing in Vietnam. Customers will be able to avail of a 100 … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s VietJet to celebrate new Ho Chi Minh City-Taipei service with special flight
The A To Film Group was named the 2014 winner of the 48 Hour Film Project in Ho Chi Minh City at an awards ceremony on Thursday. The group beat 30 other teams to win the "Best Movie" category and a ticket to the global final round, to be held in Los Angeles next year, for its film "If I Would Be Loved." The film tells the story of a man who was sent to a mental hospital after witnessing his girlfriend's death in an accident. The group also won prizes for "Best Actor" and "Best Use of Prop"of the 48 Hour Film Project launched as a short-film production competition for the southern city. The competition was separately organized in Hanoi as well. "I've never thought I would receive such an honor and my film would attend an overseas festival," To, the leader of A To Film Group, shared on stage after he received the trophy. "I want to say thanks to all of the members in my group, as well as the organizer for connecting young film lovers together." "Hair," created by a group … [Read more...] about 48 Hour Film Project announces Ho Chi Minh City winner
Due to bad weather conditions and limited technical conditions in Tho Xuan airport, the Vietnam national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines (VNA) on March 4 announced cancellation of all departure and arrival flights to the airport, scheduled from March 5 -11. Accordingly, as many as 20 flights between Ho Chi Minh city and Thanh Hoa province will be affected by such cancellation, with over 2,000 passengers. Earlier, between February 17-March 4, the carrier has also cancelled another 20 flights on Ho Chi Minh city-Thanh Hoa route. In order to meet passenger demand, it will increase flights in Ho Chi Minh city-Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh city-Vinh routes, as well as actively support passengers in booking and changing their schedules. Passengers are advised to visit VNA's official website at www.vietnamairlines.com or contact VNA's agents for updated information. They can also call 04.38320320 (Hanoi), 08.38320320 (Ho Chi Minh city) or 0511.3811111 (Da Nang city) to … [Read more...] about VNA: Bad weather causes cancellation flights on Ho Chi Minh city-Thanh Hoa route
It is one of those questions that pop up whenever there is a new gathering of expatriates in Vietnam. Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City? Which do you prefer? This time it was at a soiree the day after Christmas, or "Boxing Day," as the Brits call it. Around the table were folks from Europe, North America, South America and New Zealand. As the young German explained his preference for Hanoi, I nodded my concurrence. This is a question that divides my wife and I. She was born in Saigon and left a few years later, after it was renamed in honor of the late Vietnamese president Ho Chi Minh. So naturally she thinks of Saigon as home. She speaks with a southern accent and enjoys visiting not-so-distant relatives. She finds the southern food more flavorful, the society friendlier. She does not mind the heat and she likes the hustle and bustle. But I have never lived in Ho Chi Minh City. And Hanoi is starting to feel like. . . well, if not home, then maybe a bit homey. But it is not a matter of … [Read more...] about Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City?