Vietnam Airlines adds extra flight to Philippines for football fans

Update: 14:22 | 29/11/2018
The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines announced on November 28 that it will launch an extra direct flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Bacolod, the Philippines, so that local fans can watch the AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 semifinal first leg between Vietnam and the Philippines on December 2.
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Using Airbus A321 aircraft, the flight will depart from Ho Chi Minh city at 11:00 (local time) on December 2. The return flight will take off at 23:30 (local time) in Bacolod the same day.

The VNA will also coordinate with travel businesses to develop a package tour on December 2 to provide passengers with a combo of round-trip air tickets, tickets for the semifinal, tour guide and other expenses during their stay in the Philippines.

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Vietnam Airlines adds extra flight to Philippines for football fans. (Photo: Vietnam Airlines)

Earlier, Vietnam Airlines operated two direct flights from Hanoi to Philippines for the Vietnamese football team and fans.

Vietnam made it through to the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup semifinals as the Group A winners while the Philippines represent Group B after finishing as runners-up.

The semifinal is scheduled to kick-off in Panaad Park and Stadium on December 2 at 19:30 (local time).

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(Source: NDO)