posted Jun 20, 2012, 8:57 PM by Mickey Dong Hoang Thinh
updated Jun 29, 2012, 12:54 AM
Vietnam Airlines opens Hanoi-Chengdu route
The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines (VNA) on June 27 officially opened a direct route between Hanoi (Vietnam) and Chengdu (China) with aircraft Fokker 70 running three times per week on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
The plane takes off from Hanoi at 12.10am and from Chengdu at 4.15pm (local time) and the flight duration is two hours.
VNA deputy general director Trinh Hong Quang said the opening of the sixth direct route to China has raised VNA’s total number of direct flights between the two countries to 36 per week.
As of July 12, there will be 2 flights per week from Incheon (Seoul, the Republic of Korea) to Cam Ranh (Khanh Hoa, Vietnam) and vice versa. A representative of Cathay Pacific Airlines (Hong Kong) said the Hong Kong-Danang direct route will be opened in the next two months.
A representative of Egypt Air in Southeast Asia has worked with travel agencies in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi on the opening of a direct air route to Cairo (Egypt) with the frequency of one flight per day.