Saturday, 15 February 2020

Delta and Vietnam Airlines enhance codeshare flights via Tokyo

Delta Air Lines and Vietnam Airlines are enhancing their codeshare agreement adding Delta codes to all Vietnam Airlines flights between Tokyo and Hanoi from 12th February.

The enhanced codeshare agreement will allow customers on Delta’s flights from Minneapolis and Los Angeles to Tokyo-Haneda to connect to the Vietnam Airlines’ flights from Haneda to Hanoi. Once all Delta’s Tokyo flights consolidate at Haneda on March 29, all Delta customers from Atlanta, Detroit, Seattle, Portland, Honolulu in addition to Los Angeles and Minneapolis, can connect to Vietnam Airlines’ Hanoi flights at Haneda. Vietnam Airlines will also add their codes to all Delta flights to/from Haneda.

“This is going to be a transformative year for Delta in Japan as we consolidate our services in Haneda next month,” said Perry Cantarutti, Senior Vice President-Alliances, Delta Air Lines. “The partnership with fellow SkyTeam member Vietnam Airlines, further strengthens Delta’s position in Haneda as the largest U.S. airline, while enhancing connectivity between the two countries.”

Delta and Vietnam Airlines codeshare will operate on the following schedule:
Route
Delta Flight #
Vietnam Flight #
Departs
Arrives
Aircraft
Frequency
Haneda-Hanoi
DL9236
VN0385
4:35 p.m.
9 p.m.
A350-900
Daily
Hanoi-Haneda
DL9237
VN0384
8:40 a.m.
3:05 p.m.
A350-900
Daily


Delta commenced a one-way codeshare agreement with Vietnam Airlines in 2010, when the airline became a member of SkyTeam, adding Vietnam Airlines’ codes on the Delta-operated flights between Tokyo-Narita and the U.S. gateways and U.S. domestic flights. Since the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration granted Vietnam a Category 1 rating under the agency's International Aviation Safety Assessment program in 2019, Delta becomes the first U.S. carrier to place code on a Vietnamese carrier.

Vietnam Airlines – a member of SkyTeam Alliance – is the flag carrier of Vietnam and a top carrier in Southeast Asia, operating 97 routes to 18 domestic and 35 international destinations with an average of 400 flights per day. Vietnam Airlines is the first airline in the world to successfully operate both next-generation aircraft Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and Airbus A350-900 XWB simultaneously.

Skytrax – the world’s leading airline and airport rating organization – has ranked Vietnam Airlines as a 4-Star Airline for four consecutive years. Vietnam Airlines has spearheaded Vietnam’s aviation market – one of the fastest-growing domestic markets in the world – throughout 20 years of development at a double-digit annual growth rate. Positioning itself as a modern and digital airline with an internationally recognizable brand, Vietnam Airlines aims to 5-star designation and consideration as a leading carrier in Asia.







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