From 27 June 2016, Turkish Airlines will start operating 5 direct flights per week between Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City and Istanbul (Turkey) with 279-seat Airbus A330/300 aircrafts. This is the first direct air route between Vietnam and Turkey.
Direct flight between Vietnam and Turkey to open
This information was officially announced by Turkish Airlines at the launching event held on 23 March 2016 in Hanoi.
In his speech at the event, Mr. Akif Ayhan - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Turkey to Vietnam emphasized that Turkish Airlines’ operation of the flights will contribute to facilitating cultural exchange, economic development and tourism cooperation between Vietnam and Turkey.
Tourism promotion cooperation through e-marketing
At the event, representatives of Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) and Turkish Airlines signed a memorandum of understanding on tourism promotion cooperation through e-marketing.
Accordingly, VNAT and Turkish Airlines will coordinate to boost e-marketing activities to popularize Vietnam tourism as an attractive destination in Southeast Asia; push luring more international tourists to Vietnam; strengthen cooperation between public and private sectors and mobilize social resources for promotional activities.