EL AL and Vietnam Airlines have launched
codeshare flights between Tel Aviv and Bangkok and Tel Aviv - Hong Kong, to
both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh (Saigon).
Flights are operated by Vietnam Airlines on
the Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh - Bangkok / Hong Kong route and by El Al
Israel Airlines on the Bangkok / Hong Kong - Tel Aviv route.
The codeshare enables passengers to check-in
receiving the boarding pass for their connecting flights at the
original point of departure.
Gonen Usishkin, CEO of El AL Israel Airlines,
said, “Over the last number of years there has been growing
traffic between Israel and Vietnam and it was important that the
two flag carriers be able to offer our combined passengers a
product that includes flying both the flag carriers. We are
pleased that we were able to launch this codeshare with Vietnam
Airlines and see as this is another integral aspect to building
our strategy for future growth with other leading international
Israel is one of Vietnam's most important
partners in the Middle East with total bilateral trade of over
US$1 billion per annum.
Duong Tri Thanh, President and CEO of Vietnam
Airlines, said, “We are thrilled to expand the partnership with El
Al Israel Airlines in time for the 25th anniversary of diplomatic
relations between the two countries. The forging of a codeshare
significantly enhances passenger convenience and boosts Vietnam
Airlines’ presence in the Middle East. Our recent cooperation with
several international airlines has reaffirmed our ongoing
commitment to bolstering our services and expanding our reach
beyond our network.”