Sunday, 9 September 2018

Vietnam Airlines and Aeroflot sign agreement for codeshare deal

The leading air carriers of Russia and Vietnam have agreed to strengthen cooperation between the two with a codeshare arrangement.

Aeroflot and Vietnam Airlines signed a special Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen the ties between the two aviation leaders.  This MoU indicates that starting in 2019 the airlines will codeshare on domestic routes in Russia and Vietnam and also be expanding their cooperation over several areas of business.

Both airlines are members of the Sky Team global airlines alliance and believe the codeshare deal with help drive new passengers into their respective networks.  The agreement signed on 7th September marks the 25th anniversary of Vietnam Airlines’ services to Russia. The Executive Vice President of  Vietnam Airlines, Trinh Ngoc Thanh “The MoU takes our cooperation further in the direction of a solid and mutually beneficial partnership, offering customers a wider choice of travel options and world-class quality of two leading 4-Star airlines.” 

Aeroflot operates nine flights per week on routes between Moscow and Vietnam with a daily flight to Hanoi and a twice-weekly service to Ho Chi Minh city, utilizing Airbus A330 and Boeing 777 aircraft. Vietnam Airlines offers three direct flights per week between Hanoi and Moscow, operated on Boeing 787-9 aircraft.