Vietnam Airlines launches first London-Hanoi flight after COVID-19 disruption | Company

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Flight VN18 from London to Hanoi, which is transiting through Paris with nearly 300 passengers on board, is due to land at Noi Bai International Airport on the morning of January 26. (Photo: VNA)

London (VNA) Vietnamese airlines on January 25 made the first scheduled flight from London to Hanoi after an almost two-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19[feminine] pandemic.

From February 8, the national flag bearer will make one flight per week every Tuesday on the Hanoi-London route, using wide-bodied Boeing 787 and Airbus A350 aircraft.

The United Kingdom is the 9th international market to which Vietnam Airlines has resumed scheduled flights, after the United States, Japan, the Republic of Korea (RoK), Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Taiwan (China) and the United Kingdom. ‘Australia.

Vietnam Airlines launches first London-Hanoi flight after COVID-19 disruption hinh anh 2A Vietnam Airlines plane (Photo: VNA)

Head of Vietnam Airlines UK subsidiary Phan The Thang said after the green light from the government, the carrier quickly launched scheduled flights to the UK and Europe to meet demand. Vietnamese to return home for family reunions on the occasion of the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday.

Flight VN18 from London to Hanoi, which transited through Paris with nearly 300 passengers on board, is due to land at Noi Bai International Airport on the morning of January 26.

The flight is included in the airline’s plan to restore international flights from January 1, as approved by the government.

Nguyen Hoang Viet, a passenger on the flight, said the government’s policy on resuming international flights is timely and a great source of encouragement for overseas Vietnamese to return home for Tet. .

Nguyen The Hung, who has lived in the UK for more than 20 years, said he was delighted with the Vietnamese government’s approval of the resumption of flights between Hanoi and London.

Information on Vietnam entry requirements can be found on the website www.vietnamairlines.com./.

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