Hong Kong Startup airline Greater Bay Airlines has launched the inaugural Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh flight.
The airline has launched 2X weekly flights.
Greater Bay Airlines starts Ho Chi Minh flights
In a significant development for travelers and businesses, Hong Kong based airline Greater Bay Airlines has commenced its twice weekly flights to Ho Chi Minh City. The launch of these new route marks a momentous occasion for both Vietnam and Hong Kong, as it strengthens the existing ties between both the countries and opens up new avenues for tourism, trade and cultural exchange.
The airline will operate twice weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh route is quite competitive. Already 3 airlines are providing non-stop services. Cathay Pacific Airlines connects Hong Kong International Airport to Ho Chi Minh City International Airport with 14X weekly flights. Cathay deploys its Airbus A330 on this route.
VietJet Air operates daily flights with its Airbus A320. Vietnam Airlines is operating 5X weekly with the Airbus A321.
6th destination since debut
The airline commenced operation in July 2022. The airline has a fleet of 3 Boeing 737 NG. From its hub at Hong Kong International Airport, the airline is now operating non-stop flights to 6 destinations. One, of course is Ho Chi Minh City.
The rest 5 are :
- Osaka (Japan)
- Tokyo (Japan)
- Seoul (South Korea)
- Taipei (Taiwan)
- Bangkok (Thailand)
Greater Bay Airlines Marketing and Sales General Manager Gloria Slethaug said that the airline is looking to launch direct flight to Manila (Philippines) in upcoming August.
After this, the airline will enter the Chinese market with direct flights to Beijing and Shanghai. Flights to China and Shanghai will be launched next year.
The airline is looking to have 6 Boeing 737s by the end of this year. It currently has 3 operational aircraft and 4th aircraft will arrive by September this year.
The 4th plane will be deployed to increase the frequency on Hong Kong to Osaka route. This route has been a blockbuster for the airline since debut.
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Source : South China Morning Post