Vietnam Airlines will move
its Moscow operations from Domodedovo to Sheremetyevo airport
starting 2 July 2019.
The move to Sheremetyevo International Airport will facilitate
Vietnam Airlines’ cooperation and partnership with Russia’s major
carrier Aeroflot, as the two airlines target to begin codesharing
on domestic routes in Vietnam and Russia, and expand their
cooperation across several areas of the business.
The airline will move its entire operations
without any interruption to flights.
Vietnam Airlines will
continue to offer three direct Moscow – Hanoi flights per week,
operated on Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, arriving at
Sheremetyevo at 06:45 and departing at 14:40 from Terminal D
Le Hong Ha, Executive Vice President of Vietnam
Airlines, said, “Over the past 25 years, Vietnam – Russia
has been one of Vietnam Airlines' important routes. We have
implemented a number of initiatives on this route including
upgrading our service both in the air and on the ground. The
airport’s current infrastructure will allow Vietnam Airlines’
passengers to experience the airline’s 4-star certified
international service even before they board our Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. We believe this will enable the airline to fulfill
long-term commercial objectives and reinforce our commitment to
upgrading overall service quality”.
After 25 years since its first
operation, the carrier has transported more than 1,6 million
passengers between Vietnam and Russia. In 2018, Russia was ranked
sixth among Vietnam’s ten largest international markets with
600,000 arrivals in Vietnam, which is predicted to increase to 1
million by 2020.
Denis Pashkovsky, Deputy
General Director, Commercial activities of Sheremetyevo
International Airport, said, “Vietnam Airlines and its passengers
will greatly benefit from the advanced airport facilities, a wide
range of available services and vast routes connections with
Russian and European destinations on the flights carried out by
Aeroflot – Russian national carrier and other airlines – members
of Skyteam alliance".