Vietnam Airlines increases flights to serve APEC activities

Friday, 2017-10-06 11:46:55
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NDO/VNA – The national flag carrier, Vietnam Airlines, has announced that it will operate almost an additional 110 flights, with over 20,000 seats, from October 5 to November 13, on the Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City-Da Nang routes in order to serve the activities of the APEC Year 2017 that Vietnam is hosting.

Accordingly, the Hanoi-Da Nang route will have 64 flights, an average 4,800 seats per day, while the Ho Chi Minh City-Da Nang route will have 44 flights, an average of 6,000 seats per day.

From November 6-11, as Da Nang hosts the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week, the airline, the special partner and official carrier of APEC 2017, will run over 50 flights a day, or one flight every 30 minutes, on the Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City-Da Nang routes.

The plan aims to serve the travel demand of the delegates from the 21 APEC economies, as well as visitors to Da Nang for activities, and staff serving the event’s organisation.

Duong Tri Thanh, General Director of Vietnam Airlines, said that being prepared in terms of the time-table, technical maintenance and crew, the company will do its utmost to serve the rush during the APEC event, as well as maintaining its normal schedule to serve passengers.