Vietnam Airlines (VNA) will unveil a new route from Ho Chi Minh City to Yangon, Myanmar, starting Monday, November 15.
Airbus 320s will fly from the bustling
southern hub to Myanmarâ€™s former colonial capital every Monday, Friday
and Sunday along the new route.
The flights will depart from HCMC at
15:45 and from Yangon at 18:35 (local time). The flight is expected to
take two hours and 20 minutes.
From November 15 to December 25 tourists can purchase round-trip tickets for just VND1,950,000 (US$100), excluding tax and fees.
Some HCMC-based operators have already launched promotional tours of Myanmar.
Saigontourist has introduced a four-day
tour beginning December 17 starting at $419 per person. Tours will
include visits to famous pagodas in and around Yangon and Bago.
Last March, Vietnam Airlines began
running four direct flights every week, from Hanoi to Yangon. It plans
to add another weekly flight this winter