Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — National carrier Vietnam Airlines early this week opened a new route between Nha Trang and Seoul with two flights, numbered VN440 and VN441.
The flights will connect Cam Ranh Airport in the southern province of Khánh Hòa and Incheon Airport in Seoul.
Lưu Anh Tuấn, head of the representative branch of Vietnam Airlines in South Korea, said Vietnam Airlines started flights to South Korea in 1993 between Seoul and HCM City. After more than 20 years, together with the rapid development of bilateral ties, Vietnam Airlines has continued to expand its network in the South Korean market to meet the increasing demand of people from the two sides.
Nha Trang is the fourth city in Việt Nam to have a direct Vietnam Airlines flight to Seoul, after Hà Nội, HCM City and Đà Nẵng, bringing the total number of flights to 53.
The Nha Trang-Seoul route will have four Airbus A321 flights per week, providing four-star international service. The flights will depart from Cam Ranh Airport at 9.35pm every Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday and will return from Incheon Airport at 6.20am every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. The travel time will be some five hours.
The first flight on the Nha Trang - Seoul route departs from Cam Ranh Airport in the southern province of Khánh Hòa.
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner operates on Hà Nội-Moscow route
Vietnam Airlines on Tuesday launched the new-generation, wide-body aircraft Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on the Hà Nội-Moscow route, with the aim to strengthen economy, trade and tourism between the two countries.
The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner has replaced the Airbus A330 fleet on the route.
Vietnam Airlines opened direct flights to Russia in 2002. After 15 years of operation, the carrier has helped more than 1.5 million passengers commute between the two countries.
Vietnam Airlines operates three flights per week between Hà Nội and Moscow.
The airline is currently in collaboration with Aeroflot and Siberia Airlines and flies to 30 domestic destinations in Russia. — VNS