Viet Nam Airlines opens direct HN-Tokyo air route

10:55 | 02/07/2014

VGP – The National flag carrier Viet Nam Airlines (VNA) on July 1 launched a new direct air route linking Noi Bai International Airport in Ha Noi and Haneda Airport in Tokyo.  

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With seven flights per week, the new air route departs at 8.00am from Noi Bai international airport.

This is the fifth air route from Viet Nam to Japan’s airports after Narita, Kansai, Chubu and Fukuoka.

As schedule, VNA would launch another route linking Narita (Japan) and Da Nang (Viet Nam) with four flights per week using Airbus A321 aircraft, bringing the number of flights to Japan’s airports to 61 flights per week.           

The demand for air travel between Viet Nam and Japan has been on the rise thanks to the fine relations, saidDirector of the Viet Nam Airlines’ branch office in Japan Hoang Thanh Quy.

In 2013, around 620,000 Japanese guests arrived in Viet Nam. Meanwhile, 120,000 Vietnamese people travelled to Japan. The numbers are expected to surge sharply in 2014./.

By Kim Loan