13 Nov 2015

Air NZ to fly to Vietnam

11:43 am on 13 November 2015

Air New Zealand has announced it will fly three times a week to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.

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Photo: RNZ

The service will run from June to October, starting next year.

The flight will take 11 hours, and Boeing 767-300 aircraft will be used on the service.

Air New Zealand said Vietnam was an increasingly popular leisure destination

The company's new direct services to Buenos Aires and Houston start next month, and with the addition of the Ho Chi Minh City route, Air New Zealand will fly to 30 international destinations.

Tickets will go on sale in early 2016, subject to government and regulatory approvals.

Earlier this week, American Airlines revealed it will start daily return Los Angeles to Auckland flights using Boeing-787 Dreamliner aircraft from the middle of next year, and will team up with Qantas and Jetstar to connect to the New Zealand and Australian domestic markets.