New Non-Stop flights from London
to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam Airlines has announced the first ever non-stop flight service between UK and Vietnam starting 9th December 2011.
Flights will operate from London Gatwick to Hanoi on Tuesdays and Fridays, and to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
|From||To||Day of departure||Departs||Arrives|
|London (LGW)||Hanoi (HAN)||Tue/Fri||12:00||06:30 +1 day|
|London (LGW)||Ho Chi Minh City (SGN)||Wed/Sat||12:00||06:10 +1 day|
|Hanoi (HAN)||London (LGW)||Mon/Thu||23:40||06:20 +1 day|
|Ho Chi Minh City (SGN)||London (LGW)||Tue/Fri||23:20||06:20 +1 day|
Flying to Vietnam ? Why not try Vietnam Airlines ?Vietnam Airlines is the expanding national carrier of Vietnam. Based in Hanoi, this dynamic airline prides itself on bringing Vietnamese culture to the word and carrying the world's passengers to the unique culture that is Vietnam. 100% owned by the National Government and with a mission to become a true world class airline, Vietnam Airlines has invested in a very modern fleet of aircraft as well as subsidiaries which carryout its maintenance and supply its catering.
With main bases at both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh international airports, Vietnam Airlines has a fleet of 66 aircraft and - as sign that it is going to achieve its aim to become a world class airline - has orders for over 70 more brand new aircraft including the massive long range Airbus A380-800. Importantly in 2010 Vietnam Airlines joined the prestigious SkyTeam Global Alliance giving them opportunities to co-operate worldwide with major carriers such as KLM-AirFrance, Alitalia, Korean Air, China Southern, Czech Airlines and Delta Airlines of the U.S.
Whether you want to visit Vietnam or make Vietnam Airlines your choice of airline to fly from Europe to Australia, here at Alternative Airlines, we can help you plan your trip. AND from Autumn 2011 to make it an even easier decision to use Vietnam Airlines, new flights are being planned to operate direct services from London to Vietnam for the first time... watch this space for more details, announcements and launch period special offers!
Explore Vietnam with Vietnam Airlines.For those who wish to explore Vietnam to discover the richness of its culture and charm of its people, Vietnam Airlines is the ideal way to travel between domestic airports. With services linking 18 different domestic cities including a high frequency service of 17 flights a day on most days between Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, Vietnam Airlines makes it easy for the traveller to experience all that Vietnam has to offer. From the metropolitan buzz of modern day Hanoi to the wild and beautiful beaches of Phu Quoc island, Vietnam Airlines services offer a professional and punctual way to get around.
Whilst in the capital city, Hanoi you will join over 6.5 million residents almost all of which appear to be taking to the busy roads at the same time on the numerous motorbikes, buses, taxis, and bicycles. Charming and with world famous street food, Hanoi is a city of extreme contrasts and unexpected beauty around every corner.
By contrast Ho Chi Minh City, once called Saigon, has over nine million residents and is characterised by wide open Boulevards from the days of the colonial French administration next to an ultra business district and high tech software based industrial estates. The city is home to a fantastic diversity of restaurants serving every type of taste and wallet. From the student cafes in Western Quarter to some of the best French cuisine - with an oriental twist - available anyway in teheworld (including Paris), Ho Chi Minh City is a wonderful place to eat!
Outside of the two main cities, Nha Trang has great beaches plus exciting Scuba diving, Da Nang in central Vietnam is closest to some unique cultural sites such as Mỹ Sơn which is a unique archaeological site with structures dating back more than one thousand years and Đồng Hới for easy access to the famous Ho Chi Minh trail.
Travel the world with Vietnam AirlinesIn addition to its useful domestic network of flights, Vietnam Airlines offers convenient stop over flights from Europe down to the Australian cities of Sydney and Melbourne. Passengers travelling on direct flights to Vietnam can use Vietnam Airlines from many of the world's great cities including Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Prague, Moscow, Rome and Paris in Europe. Arriving in Vietnam on the national carrier is always the best way to arrive having started your Vietnamese experience the moment you boarded the aircraft.
As suggested above, Vietnam Airlines planning to operate from London soon and whether they choose the popular Heathrow Airport or the currently being upgraded Gatwick it will be an exciting moment when the first Lotus blossom logo'd aircraft touches down here in the UK. Alternative Airlines are closely involved with this new development and we hope to make a special announcement soon.
Book a flight on Vietnam Airlines - with Alternative AirlinesWith more than 25 years of experience, Alternative Airlines has developed into a specialist in arranging flights to the more unusual destinations around the world, plus we have a special relationship with Vietnam Airlines being one of their top performing agents in the UK - particularly in arranging domestic flights within Vietnam for independent travellers.
To book a flight on Vietnam Airlines, simply use our search tool to provide the details of your journey. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch - we can also help you keep up to date with the latest travel news.