Vietnam Airlines Connects Munich to Southeast Asia with New Direct Flights

By Ivan PetrenkoMar 14, 2024 17:34 PMNews
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A passenger descending from a Vietnam Airlines aircraft with an attendant holding an umbrella at the foot of the stairway on the tarmac. Source: unsplash

Vietnam Airlines is set to revolutionize travel from Europe to Southeast Asia by launching direct flights from Munich Airport to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, starting October 2, 2024. This move not only expands the airline's Asian flight program from Munich but also introduces a convenient link between Bavaria and Vietnam, enhancing both economic relations and cultural exchanges.

According to BreakingTravelNews, commencing at the conclusion of the summer flight schedule, the airline plans to operate these routes with a Boeing B787-9, ensuring passengers enjoy comfort across Business Class, Premium Economy, and Economy Class. Initially, Hanoi will be serviced on Mondays and Saturdays, with Ho Chi Minh City receiving flights on Tuesdays. By December 2024, the schedule for Ho Chi Minh City will expand to include Thursdays as well, reflecting the growing demand for travel between these dynamic cities.

Jost Lammers, CEO of Munich Airport, highlighted the significance of these new routes, stating, "The new routes will expand our range of Asian connections and reinforce Munich Airport’s position as one of the leading aviation hubs in Europe. We are confident that these new direct flights will be very well received by our passengers and help to further enhance economic relations and cultural exchange between Bavaria and Vietnam."

Vietnam's popularity as a vacation destination has surged, making it a top choice for travelers in the Asia-Pacific region. The introduction of direct flights to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City from Munich — Vietnam Airlines' fourth European destination — underscores the importance of the German-Vietnamese relationship. The routes are poised to benefit numerous sectors, including tourism, education, and business, given the existing partnerships and investments between Bavarian and Vietnamese institutions and companies.

This expansion by Vietnam Airlines is a testament to the airline's commitment to providing exceptional service and connectivity. As one of Southeast Asia's most important travel hubs, these new flights from Munich are expected to meet the needs of both leisure and business travelers, promising an easier, more efficient journey to one of the world's most vibrant regions.

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