Saturday, May 14, 2011

Domestic and International Flights to Saigon

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The three major hubs for domestic flights within Vietnam are Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Danang, with shorter domestic flights connecting through one of these hubs. In addition, Pacific Airlines, which is owned in part by Vietnam Airlines, has flights between the three major airports in Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Danang. The level of service and safety is similar between Pacific Airlines and Vietnam Airlines, however the price of Pacific Airlines is slightly cheaper than Vietnam Airlines.

As far as the international flights to Ho Chi Minh are concerned, there are very many airlines operating this route:

From Europe:

Air France, British Airways, Lufthansa, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, KLM, Finnair, SAS, Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways.

From the US:

Delta, Continental Airlines, United Airlines, Jetstar, Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Korean Air, Qatar Airlines, Turkish Airlines, EVA Airways.

From Canada:

Air Canada, Korean Air, Japan Airlines, United, Continental, American Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Delta, Cathay Pacific, British Airways, Asiana Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Lufthansa, KLM, Air France, Thai Air International.

From Asia:

All Nippon Airways, Air Asia X, Turkish Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Jetstar Pacific Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Qatar Airways, China Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Cebu Pacific, China Southern, Tiger Airways, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Thai AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Mandarin Airlines, Korean Air, Sichuan Airlines, Air Asia, Lao Airlines, Japan Airlines, Jetstar Asia, Royal Brunei, Asiana Airlines, Air China, Indonesia Air Asia, China Eastern, Uzbekistan Airlines, Uni Air, Lion Airlines.

From Australia and New Zealand:

Qantas, Air New Zealand, China Southern Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Korean Air.Thai Air International, Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines.

From South Africa:

Malaysia Airlines, South African Airways.

From South America:

British Airways, KLM, AirFrance, Lufthansa.

Most of Asian countries, including China, Japan, Korea, and Russia have direct flights to and fro Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi.

Low-cost airlines are limited to Air Asia, with flights operated between Hanoi and Bangkok, Hanoi and Kuala Lumpur, Jetstar - between Ho Chi Minh City and Sydney, Tiger Airways - between Hanoi/ Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore.

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