Viet Nam Airlines launched a new service on Wednesday linking Ha Noi with Chengdu, the capital of China's Sichuan Province.
The carrier flies thrice weekly, on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, using Fokker 70 aircraft. The two-hour flight departs from Ha Noi at 12.10 and from Chengdu at 16.15 (local time).
It is the carrier's sixth direct flight between Viet Nam and China and takes the number of direct flights operated by Viet Nam Airlines per week to 36.
Trinh Hong Quang, deputy general director of Viet Nam Airlines, said the Ha Noi – Chengdu service would offer more opportunities for economic, cultural, educational, and tourism co-operation and exchanges between Viet Nam and China's south-western region.-VNS