More Reasons to Fly with AirAsia: AirAsia Celebrates Its Inaugural Flight from Manila to Ho Chi Minh City

Asia’s largest budget airline, AirAsia, is now flying to Ho Chi Minh City, one of the biggest and the brightest cities in Vietnam. This is to strengthen the airlines’ commitment to bringing different budget flights within Asia.

Flight from Manila to Ho Chi Minh City
Flight from Manila to Ho Chi Minh City

AirAsia, voted as the World’s Best Low-Cost Carrier for nine years already, flew its maiden flight from Manila to Ho Chi Minh City today, November 17. This was led by AirAsia Philippines CEO Captain Dexter Comendador with His Excellency, Ly Quoc Tuan, the Ambassador of Viet Nam to the Philippines, as the keynote speaker.

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AirAsia flight Z2 294 with the pilot in command Captain Dexter Comendador left Manila on time at 10:25. The flight flew with 180 passengers on board or a 100% load. The iconic red plane of AirAsia arrived at Tan Son Nhat International Airport at exactly 1:05 in the morning.

The CEO of AirAsia Philippines Dexter Comendador said, “AirAsia is a product of Asean and we are so proud to be part of this region we call home. Three days ago, we formally presented an ASEAN plane bearing ‘I love Asean’ logo or livery in one of our planes to mark the golden jubilee of Asean and to celebrate our commitment as the only carrier that services direct flights to all ten Asean countries. We do love Asean so much that today we are starting Manila – Saigon and early next year we are to fly Manila – Bali, and Manila – Jakarta next.”

Flights from Manila to Saigon
Flights from Manila to Saigon Photo credit: illuminaut via / CC BY-NC-SA

AirAsia just recently launched its AirAsia Loves Asean campaign, a series of initiatives focused mainly on education, talent development, and the economy to celebrate Asean’s 50 years. This campaign comprise the AirAsia Asean University Partnership, the Asean Entrepreneurs Day, the Asean Journalists Camp, and the Allstars Exchange Programme.

During the said launch, AirAsia also officially presented an “I Love Asean” aircraft which showcased the designs inspired by art, architecture, nature, and textiles from 10 different ASEAN nations: jongsarat Brunei from Brunei, kbach pka Chan from Cambodia, ulos Batak from Indonesia, Lao phouthai from Laos, tapis from the Philippines, batik cetak from Malaysia, chate from Myanmar, Vanda Miss Joaquim from Singapore, poom khao bin from Thailand, and tr?ng ??ng from Vietnam.

AirAsia’s flights from Manila to Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon (IATA CODE: SGN) are scheduled every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday.

Flight from Manila to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Flight Schedule for Manila, Philippines (MNL) –  Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam (SGN)

Flight Number From To Departure Arrival Frequency
Z2294 MNL SGN 10:25PM 1:05AM Tuesday, Friday, Sunday
Z2295 SGN MNL 1:35AM 4:10AM Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
AirAsia Celebrates Its Inaugural Flight from Manila to Ho Chi Minh City
AirAsia Celebrates Its Inaugural Flight from Manila to Ho Chi Minh City

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