|The co-operation agreement between VNA and LOT will give passengers preferential rates when buying tickets from the two companies. — Photo VNA|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Vietnam Airlines (VNA) and LOT Polish Airlines signed a co-operation agreement on Wednesday to bring more benefits and travel options to their passengers.
The signing ceremony took place as Polish President Andrzej Duda visited Việt Nam from Monday to Wednesday.
Under the agreement, passengers can buy tickets from VNA or LOT to make the journey between Hà Nội/HCM City and Warsaw, Poland via the transshipment points of Paris, Frankfurt, Moscow and London. VNA will carry passengers between Việt Nam and these transit points, while LOT will transport passengers between these transit points and Warsaw.
From Warsaw, passengers can continue their journey on LOT flights to many other Polish and European destinations.
The co-operation agreement also gives passengers preferential rates when buying tickets from VNA or LOT, compared to the purchase of tickets for each leg of every airline to conduct their entire journey.
According to Deputy General Director of Vietnam Airlines Trịnh Ngọc Thành, Vietnam Airlines and LOT have co-operated since 1998.
During the period from 2011-16, the number of visitors between Việt Nam and Poland grew 5.5 per cent per year and reached approximately 24,000 visitors in 2016. Of these, more than 90 per cent were visitors from Poland to Việt Nam. — VNS