Qatar Airways has landed in Ho Chi Minh City, marking the first time the Oryx livery has graced the airport of Vietnam's commercial capital.
"The growing economy of Vietnam and its ascension into the World Trade Organisation has seen a large influx of business and leisure visitors to the country. We look forward to attracting passengers to our award-winning Five-Star service here in Ho Chi Minh City," Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said on arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport.
Qatar Airways serves Ho Chi Minh City non-stop four-times-a-week with an Airbus A300 aircraft, in a two-class configuration of up to 30 seats in Business Class and 186 seats in Economy. Ho Chi Minh City is the commercial centre of Vietnam and the new service from Doha, Qatar Airways' operational hub, is expected to be one of the airline's star-performing Asian routes.
As a tourist destination, Vietnam is seen as one of Asia's undiscovered jewels, with an abundance of untouched natural rainforests, mountains and beaches. The country is steeped in French colonial history and diverse Vietnamese culture. It is considered one of the safest places in Asia and consistently features in travel logs and magazines, drawing increasing numbers of tourists.