Vietnam Airlines on November 27 launched the first flight connecting Chengdu city of China and the central Da Nang city.
Flight VN547 took off from Chengdu at 2:55 and landed in Da Nang at 5:10 (local time). This is the second air route that the national-flag carrier has operated from Vietnam to Chengdu after the Hanoi-Chengdu route.
From now to March 28, 2020, the Da Nang-Chengdu flights will take off from Da Nang at 22:00 on every Tuesday and 18:10 on every Thursday and Sunday, and from Chengdu at 2:55 on every Wednesday and 23:15 on every Thursday and Sunday.
From March 29, 2020 to October 26, 2020, the flights’ departure times will be adjusted.
According to Vietnam Airlines, Chengdu is the capital city of Sichuan province, which is one of the most important economic, financial and trade centres in the west of China.
On the occasion, the carrier has offered promotion tickets on the Da Nang-Chengdu route. Customers can buy the tickers at Vietnam Airlines’ website, its mobile app, ticket offices and agencies. More information is available at www.vietnamairlines.com, Facebook account www.facebook.com/VietnamAirlines, or hotline 19001100./.
Vietjet announces new routes to Seoul
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of ASEAN – South Korea relations at the Mekong – South Korea summit, the local carrier Vietjet announced plans to offer flights from more Vietnamese cities to Seoul.
Vietjet leaders said the new routes would connect Seoul and Dalat, Can Tho, Nha Trang and Phu Quoc, during the Vietnam – South Korea Business Forum on November 28 in South Korea. The event, graced by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Deputy Prime Minister of Korea Hong Nam-Ki, was attended by senior officials of the Vietnamese and South Korean governments.
According to the announcement, the Seoul – Can Tho route will operate three round trip flights per week, and the Seoul – Dalat route will fly four round trip flights per week, to begin in January 2020 with flying times of five hours per leg.
Also, two other routes, including Seoul – Nha Trang and Seoul – Phu Quoc, will increase the number of scheduled flights each week.
Speaking at the ceremony, Vietjet vice chairman Nguyen Thanh Hung thanked the governments of Vietnam and South Korea for creating favorable conditions, developing a positive business environment and encouraging business investment.
Vietjet now offers 11 routes to South Korea, with 480 flights per month, operating the most flights connecting Vietnam and South Korea.VNA/SGT
Vietnam Airlines has banned the transportation of lithium batteries and electronic devices using lithium batteries on all its flights from November 15 to ensure flight safety.
National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines started offering air tickets without any free checked baggage on the Hanoi-HCMC air route on November 18.