Air France and Vietnam Airlines sign Codeshare Agreement

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Air France has signed a codeshare agreement with Vietnam Airlines so that, starting 3 July 2010 its customers can fly non stop from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to either Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City three times a week.

These flights will be operated by Vietnam Airlines in Boeing 777-200, under the AF Air France flight code. They come in addition to flights Air France already operates via Bangkok to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Air France will be offering 13 instead of 7 flights a week, including 6 between Paris and Hanoi and 7 between Paris and Ho Chi Minh City.

Furthermore, within the terms of this new agreement, as early as winter 2010, Air France will operate a non stop flight between Ho Chi Minh City and Paris three times a week by Boeing 747-400 then by Boeing 777-300ER. In November 2010, all flights to Vietnam will be non stop.

Vietnam Airlines operates 72 routes to 20 domestic and 26 international destinations with a young fleet of 70 modern aircraft, serving more than 9 million passengers annually to popular cities, including Beijing, Guangzhou, Melbourne, Moscow, Paris, Seoul, Sydney and Tokyo.

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