Hanoi (VNA) – The national flag bearer Vietnam Airlines has pledged to step up cargo flight operations both domestically and internationally amid the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
From March 12 to 31, it carried out 45 cargo flights from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to Japan, the Republic of Korea, China, Hong Kong (China), Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.
Cargo flights, using Boeing 787-9s and Airbus A350s, carry around 20 to 25 tonnes of cargo each way. These are Vietnam Airlines’ first all-cargo flights, with no passengers or flight attendants. Pilots are equipped with the necessary protective equipment and the hold is disinfected immediately after each flight.
In addition to goods serving socio-economic activities, the carrier’s flights also transported goods to serve the COVID-19[female[feminine combat such as medical masks, protective equipment and medical equipment. Recently, he supported the free shipment of more than 3 tons of protective equipment and face masks from Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi and transported 10 ventilators funded by the Temasek Foundation from Singapore to the Vietnam.
Cargo flights are the efforts of the national company to ensure trade, maintain production and business, especially in import-export activities, thus improving the social life of workers in large factories and industrial zones and associating with the government in the fight against the pandemic.
In April, it plans to operate about 150 domestic cargo flights between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and from Nha Trang and Can Tho to Hanoi, and more than 130 international flights to Japan, the Republic of Korea, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore. , the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia and Australia./.