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Wed, 12 June 2019

Vietnam Airlines and Aeroflot Begin Codesharing

Vietnam Airlines and Aeroflot have started codesharing on domestic and international routes in Vietnam and Russia.

The codeshare includes the following flights operated by Vietnam Airlines: Hanoi - Moscow (Sheremetyevo), Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh (Saigon), Phu Quoc, Nha Trang as well as Saigon - Phu Quoc, Nha Trang.

Aeroflot flights covered by the codeshare include: Hanoi, Saigon - Moscow (Sheremetyevo), Moscow (Sheremetyevo) - St Petersburg, Ufa and Krasnodar.

Vietnam Airlines A321neo reg: VNA617. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

The codeshare agreement comes after the signing of a MOU between the two flag carriers in 2018, and Vietnam Airlines’ announcement it will move operations to Sheremetyevo Airport in July this year.

Le Hong Ha, Executive Vice President of Vietnam Airlines, said, “The commencement of our partnership with Aeroflot allows us to unleash the combined power of our networks and boost our presence in the region. It offers travelers greater choice and flexibility when planning their trips. We are thrilled to welcome more passengers from Russia onboard Vietnam Airlines flights to experience the 4-star service quality and explore the world’s most sought-after tourist destinations.”

Vietnam Airlines offers three direct Moscow – Hanoi flights per week, 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 Saigon.

Twenty-five years since its first flight, the Vietnamese carrier has transported more than 1.6 million passengers between Vietnam and Russia.

In 2018, Russia was ranked as the sixth largest source of international visitors to Vietnam with the number of arrivals predicted to increase to 1 million by 2020.

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