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Vietnam Airlines launches new route

Update: January, 13/2014 - 09:34
The first flight linking Vinh city in the central province of Nghe An and the Lao capital city of Vientiane landed yesterday at Wattay International Airport in Laos.— File Photo

VIENTIANE  (VNS)— The first flight linking Vinh city in the central province of Nghe An and the Lao capital city of Vientiane landed yesterday at Wattay International Airport in Laos.

This flight was the first new international route inaugurated in 2014 by Viet Nam Airlines, the national flag carrier, following five that opened last year.

The carrier operates four flights per week on the new route to Vientiane, with planes departing every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday using ATR-72 aircraft.

The flights depart from Vinh airport at 8:40am and from Vientiane airport at 10:40 am (local time).

Director General of the Lao Civil Aviation Department Yakua Lopangkao said the new route would improve travel between the two countries for businessmen and tourists, contributing to expanding cooperation between the two countries.

For its part, Laos Airlines has pledged to assist Vietnam Airlines in promoting its routes to Laos, he added.— VNS

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