Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Turkish Airlines will fly directly to Vietnam’s Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and introduced a new in-flight app

Boasting the world’s widest international flight network with 315 international destinations in 126 countries, Turkish Airlines has started direct flights to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, which were operated as connected flights until now. The flights will be operated on Istanbul (IST) – Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) – Istanbul (IST) and Istanbul (IST) – Hanoi (HAN) – Istanbul (IST) routes.

Deciding to operate direct flights with the expectations of the passengers travelling to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi in mind, Turkish Airlines will have daily flights to Ho Chi Minh and the flag carrier will fly to Hanoi six days a week (except Sunday). The flights to capital Hanoi will increase to seven days a week in April 2020.


Surrounded by Saigon River, Ho Chi Minh City was added to the flag carrier’s flight network back in December 2010. Located in the southern Vietnam, the city serves as the financial capital of the country while boasting the biggest population and highest number of visitors. The city is a popular tourist centre with its pristine skyscrapers, ornate temples and pagodas.

Turkish Airlines first started to fly to Hanoi, one of the oldest capitals of the world, on June 2016. The city offers an unparalleled travel experience with its historical architecture affected by various societies and rich culture. As the trade, cultural and education centre of North Vietnam, Hanoi is also quite close by to Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site.



New mobile application for “Planet” entertainment platform


Aiming to be the leader and pioneer in the aviation industry, Turkish Airlines offers to its passengers the “Companion Entertainment” app that can be paired with the inflight entertainment platform “Planet”. This application makes the Planet an interactive platform, which can be used before and after a flight, thus boosting passenger satisfaction.
Transforming the flag carrier’s inflight entertainment into a concept that can be interacted even outside of the plane, this new application will be available at over 100 planes during the first stage. Over time, this special experience provided by the application will be available in more planes for the passengers of Turkish Airlines.

With the “Companion Entertainment”, passengers will be able to browse the rich variety of content offered by “Planet” before their travels. Adding their preferred movies, TV shows and series to their favourites, they will be able to watch them on top of the clouds immediately.

Passengers travelling with Turkish Airlines will be able to control the seatback screens with their mobile devices thanks to this app. They will be able to play, pause, browse and control the volume with their mobile devices. App also turns the mobile device of the passenger into a second screen for the Planet platform.

Turkish Airlines passengers can download the “Companion Entertainment” app to their mobile devices from IOS and Android stores.* Then, they can pair their mobile devices to the Planet platform during their flights to enjoy the benefits of the new app.


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