Moscow, 7 September, 2018 - Today, Aeroflot and Vietnam Airlines signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen cooperation between the two airlines.
According to the Memorandum, in 2019, the two airlines target to begin codesharing on domestic routes in Vietnam and Russia and expand their cooperation across several areas of the business. This would enhance the two airlines’ prosperity of the bilateral cooperation and deliver excellent benefits to customers.
This agreement will further expand travel opportunities between Russia and Vietnam, as well as increasing passenger volumes and economic and trade activities between the two countries.
Vietnam Airlines offers three direct flights per week between Hanoi and Moscow, operated on Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. Aeroflot operates nine flights per week on routes between Moscow and Vietnam with a daily flight to Hanoi and a twice weekly service to Ho Chi Minh city.
Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and a proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. Aeroflot serves 146 destinations in 52 countries.
Aeroflot’s 248-strong fleet is the youngest of any airline worldwide that operates more than 100 aircraft. In 2017, Aeroflot carried 32.8 million passengers (50.1 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries).
Aeroflot holds 4-Star Airline status from Skytrax and was named Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the seventh time at the 2018 Skytrax World Airline Awards. Aeroflot has also been awarded a five-star global airline rating by US aviation association APEX.
Aeroflot is the world’s strongest airline brand according to leading brand strategy consultancy Brand Finance. Find out more at http://www.aeroflot.com/
About Vietnam Airlines
Vietnam Airlines is the national flag carrier of Vietnam and a major carrier in the Mekong sub-region, operating 90 routes to 20 domestic and 29 international destinations with an average of 400 flights per day. Joining SkyTeam Alliance in 2010, Vietnam Airlines became the alliance’s first airline member in South East Asia.
Vietnam Airlines’ efforts to improve service quality over the years have been recognized by international and national communities through a series of prestigious awards. In 2017, Vietnam Airlines was awarded the “Asia Pacific Airline of the Year” by CAPA; “World’s Leading Airline – Premium Economy Class” and “World’s Leading Cultural Airline” by World Travel Awards 2017. In 2018, Skytrax - the world’s leading airline and airport rating organization - ranked Vietnam Airlines as a 4-Star Airline for 3rd consecutive year.
In 2015, Vietnam Airlines was the first airline in the world to successfully operate both next-generation widebody aircraft Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and Airbus A350-900 XWB at the same time. Positioning itself as a modern carrier whose brand is characterized by Vietnamese traditional culture, Vietnam Airlines is striving to become a major airline in Asia.
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