Vietnam Airlines to open new route to Japan

The airline plans to operate two flights every Tuesday and Saturday along the route, using Airbus 320 planes. Once operational on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the Hanoi Liberation Day on Oct. 10, the route will help reduce the travel time between the two cities to 4 hours.

VA will reduce the number of Ho Chi Minh City-Fukuoka flights to 2 per week.

Fukuoka city is one of the six largest cities in Japan with an area of 1,166 sq.km and a population of 1.42 million. It is an economic and scientific centre for Japan ’s south-western region, hosting world-renowned automakers such as Toyota , Kyushu , Nissan and Daihatsu.

It is also home to 2,000 technological businesses and 600 semi-conductor producers.

During his visit to Japan in April this year, Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh called in at the city and attended the opening ceremony of the Vietnamese Consulate General.

Source VNA