A training session of the Vietnamese football team (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines will take the Vietnamese football team directly to Bacolod city in the Philippines for the first-leg semi-final match of the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup 2018, instead of the normal civilian flight journey which includes several transits.

The flight is scheduled to take off at 11am on November 28, on an A321 plane.

According to the carrier, it may take up to 15 hours to fly from Vietnam to the Philippines on a normal journey due to the transit time in two other cities. However, the direct flight will take only 3-4 hours, thus saving time and health for the team and their Korean coach Park Hang Seo.

Vietnam is scheduled to play the Philippines on December 2. –VNA