Following the re-opening of Hue’s Phu Bai International Airport in September 2013, after extensive runway enhancement work, national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has confirmed that it has commenced operations to the newly expanded airport.
The airport is seen as a gateway to the UNESCO-protected former imperial capital and home to the famous Purple Forbidden City.
Currently the sole carrier serving the newly improved airport, Vietnam Airlines will fly twice daily from Hanoi, and three times daily from Ho Chi Minh City, until October 27th.
From October 28th onwards, this will increase to four flights daily from both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
With the recent runway improvements enabling Phu Bai to cater to larger aircraft, the new Vietnam Airlines services are being operated by modern Airbus A321 aircraft.
An area of great natural beauty with a rich history, Hue is a must-see destination for visitors to Vietnam.
Thanks to Vietnam Airlines’ four non-stop flights per week from London Gatwick to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City; a total of eight daily onward flights to Hue; and increased capacity on these routes, this historic destination is now more accessible to UK travellers than ever.