AirAsia to offer Manila-Ho Chi Minh City Flights this November
All-in promo fares from as low as P990 are up for grabs now at airasia.com
Direct flights from Manila to the effervescent and one of the biggest cities in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City will now be available to travelers courtesy of AirAsia as proof of their commitment vow as an ASEAN carrier.
“We are thrilled to announce that we will start servicing direct flights from Manila to Ho Chi Minh in November as part of our commitment to continue bringing the Philippines closer to neighboring cities within the Asean region.” AirAsia Philippines CEO, Captain Dexter Comendador declared.
In celebration, all-in-fares from Manila to Ho Chi Minh will be sold for as low as P990 and are now available for booking until October 8, 2017 at airasia.com and their mobile app. These introductory promo fares are for travel period starting from November 17, 2017 to November 21, 2017.
Flight Schedule for Manila, Philippines (MNL) – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam(SGN)
|Z2294||MNL||SGN||10:25PM||1:05AM||Tuesday, Friday, Sunday|
|Z2295||SGN||MNL||1:35AM||4:10AM||Monday, Wednesday, Saturday|
Commendador also added, “AirAsia is the only airline that directly services all ten Asean countries with established operations in the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Last year, the AirAsia Group carried 13.4 million people within Asean and we aim to continue bringing the region closer together via inter-Asean connectivity”.
AirAsia recently bagged the ASEAN Business Awards 2017 in the ASEAN priority integration sector for tourism. President Rodrigo Duterte personally gave the award to Tony Fernandes, AirAsia Group CEO along with the eleven other winners from the different sectors last September 6.
There are three flights each week every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday by AirAsia going from Manila to Ho Chi Minh.
For travellers going to Vietnam, they have the opportunity to learn about the rich tradition of the country along with its French colonial influences and scenic coastline. Ho Chi Minh City used to be called Saigon and it’s the right place to start when exploring southern Vietnam. It’s a city full of life and also the center of commerce. To experience its beauty, find a seat and order a cup of Vietnamese iced coffee or ‘Ca PheSua Da’ at a roadside café and take a walk to well-known architectural masterpieces like Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Opera House, Jade Emperor Pagoda and temples.
Travellers can also immerse in the local scene and sample fresh produce and food feasts from off the beaten path Ba Chieu Market which is famous for their baguette sandwich, ‘Banh Mi’ or some ‘Com Tam’, a ‘broken rice’ style dish topped with grilled meat. There are also shopping opportunities by going to the famous Ben Thanh Market where there are good quality fabrics at economical prices. For history buffs, a visit to the War Remnants Museum of Cu Chi Tunnels is a must.
My Time in Southeast Asia: From Thailand to Vietnam by Road, Train, and Boat