ASEAN pilots compete in Hà Nội

Update: November, 16/2016 - 17:36
Pilot-footballers pose for photos ahead of their competitions at the second ASEAN Pilots’ League 2016 Hà Nội. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The second ASEAN Pilots’ League 2016 (APL), a football tournament for pilots in the region, is currently underway in Hà Nội.

The two-day event, which began on November 16, has attracted 12 participants from six local airlines, Singapore, Indonesia and Brunei, as well as Cambodia, Malaysia, host Việt Nam and two invited teams -- Việt Nam’s Ministry of Transport and Vietnam Air Traffic Management Corporation.

The matches are organised at the Hàng Đẫy Stadium and doors are open for supporters.

According to Nguyễn Đăng Quang, head of the organising committee, APL is a chance for pilots in the region to relax after work and exchange experiences for better performance.

The tournament is an annual event, which kicked off in 2009. Vietnam Airlines has won two gold, two silver and two bronze medals from previous tournaments. — VNS