Cebu Pacific will become the only airline flying between Manila and Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, when it launches its flights on March 17, 2012. It will be a twice weekly service, utilizing one of Asia’s youngest aircraft fleets.
Flights for this route are scheduled to depart Manila at 10:30pm every Tuesday and Saturday, arriving in Hanoi at 12:30am. Return flights will leave Hanoi at 1am every Wednesday and Sunday, and arrive in Manila at 5am. Cebu Pacific also operates daily flights between Manila and Ho Chi Minh.
“This announcement is very timely given the visit of Vietnam President Truong Tan Sang to the Philippines last week. He wished then for more direct flights between Manila and Hanoi. Cebu Pacific is more than happy to oblige, to further promote trade and tourism between our two countries,” Cebu Pacific VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog.
“With direct flights, Cebu Pacific offers significant linkages between the Philippines and Vietnam. It allows inbound tourists quick access to the Philippines’ top urban destinations, and provides our country’s business stakeholders immediate connectivity to Vietnam’s capital city,” she added.
Lowest year-round fares from the Vietnam capital to Manila start at USD 69.
Manila-Hanoi-Manila will be the airline’s 78th route, with Hanoi being Cebu Pacific’s 17th international destination. Cebu Pacific operates flights from the Philippines to the most number of capital cities in the ASEAN, and serve the most number of routes. It offers more than 90 flights per week from the Philippines to 8 ASEAN destinations in 6 countries.