Officials agree on golden flight path to Hanoi

Flight times from Saigon to Hanoi could be reduced as much as 30 minutes thanks to the cooperation of Vietnam’s western neighbours. Last week, Vietnamese officials met with Cambodian politicians to discuss the possibility of allowing Vietnamese airlines to make use of Cambodian airspace, completing the final piece of what is being referred to as the “golden flight path,” a route which travels over not only Cambodia but also Laos, whose government had previously agreed to the arrangement. Once the new flight plan goes into effect, travelers will be able to make it to the capital in 90 minutes’ time rather than the previous two hours.