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Vietnam Airlines signs deals totalling nearly 450 million USD with Chinese partners

Thursday, 11/04/2024 | 09:00:17 [GMT +7] A  A

The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines signed memoranda of understanding (MoUs) on cooperation with Chinese partners, with a total value of nearly 450 million USD, within the framework of National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue’s official visit to China from April 7-12.

At the signing ceremony. (Photo: baodautu.vn)

Vietnam Airlines and Saigontourist, one of Vietnam’s leading travel agents, inked an MoU on cooperation in the fields of aviation and tourism with China’s Shanghai Boxi, and Beijing Cosmos Travel International Co., Ltd.

Under this document, they will cooperate in providing charter flight services, and coordinate in promoting and organising tourism events.

The carrier also signed another with Shanghai Wanjun Aviation Service Co., Ltd. in the field of freight transportation, which includes agreements on coordination in freight transportation, logistics operations, service promotion and search for investment opportunities related to freight transportation infrastructure.

On April 10, within the framework of a policy and law forum to promote investment and trade cooperation between Vietnam and China held in Shanghai, Vietnam Airlines announced its plan to put its wide-body Boeing 787 into use on routes between the two countries.

Specifically, from June, the airline will operate wide-body aircraft on routes between Hanoi and China’s Shanghai and Beijing, in addition to Airbus A321 aircraft. From July, it will run wide-body aircraft for all flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Shanghai.

Over the past 30 years, Vietnam Airlines has expanded its flight network to many locations across China. Currently, the airline is operating 33 return flights per week on routes connecting Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai. It has conducted 100,000 flights, transporting nearly 12 million passengers and 166,000 tonnes of goods.

Source: Nhan Dan