Sơn La longan to be served on Vietnam Airlines flights

August 03, 2022 - 08:42
This is the first time Sơn La longan has been served to passengers on flights.
A farmer in Sơn La provinces harvests longan. — VNA/VNS Photo Hữu Quyết

HÀ NỘI — Longan grown in the northwestern province of Sơn La will be served on in-flight meals on Vietnam Airlines flights under an agreement signed on August 2 between local cooperatives and the Nội Bài Catering Services Joint Stock Company (NCS) and Vietnam Air Catering Services Joint Stock Company (VINACS).

NCS Director General Nguyễn Văn Dũng said that the Sơn La longan meets strict food safety standards.

He said this is one of the efforts of the relevant units to join hands to bring regional fruits to domestic and foreign passengers as well as expand cooperation with businesses, localities and farmers to promote Vietnamese agricultural products to global customers.

In the coming time, the NCS will continue to coordinate with Sơn La Province to select more agricultural products to serve on flights, Dũng added.

Nguyễn Thành Công, deputy chairman of Sơn La provincial People's Committee, said this is the first time Sơn La longan has been served to passengers on flights.

It not only affirms the quality of products but also is an opportunity to introduce Sơn La’s agricultural products in particular and Vietnamese agricultural products in general to the world, thereby contributing to raising the brand and value of local agricultural produce, he said, adding that the province will create the most favourable conditions for businesses.

Last year, Sơn La exported over 25,000 tonnes of fruit, an increase of nearly 20 per cent compared to 2020. — VNS