Philippine Airlines has announced the launch of two new air routes this month, connecting Ho Chi Minh City with Australia's
Brisbane city and the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh.
The Filipino national flag carrier began services on the HCMC- Brisbane route on March 15 and will open the HCMC- Riyadh route on March 28, Marie Jemma B. Saranillo, the carrier's country manager in Vietnam, said at a media briefing last Monday.
She said passengers would transit in Manila before boarding planes to the destinations in Australia and Saudi Arabia.
Currently, the carrier offers fares starting from US$270 for a one-way trip between HCMC and the Australian city and from $325 for a roundtrip on this route. The promotional fares are some $300 lower than normal rates.