Vietnam Airlines and Aeroflot have started codesharing on domestic and international routes in Vietnam
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,
Aeroflot flights covered by the codeshare include: Hanoi,
Saigon - Moscow (Sheremetyevo),
Moscow (Sheremetyevo) - St Petersburg, Ufa and Krasnodar.
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