Vietnam Airlines has celebrated the launch of its new flights to Bali, tourism capital of Indonesia, from Ho Chi Ming City. Ceremonies were hosted at both Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City and Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali.
The Vietnamese flag carrier plans to put the 787-10 – the most fuel-efficient twin-aisle airplane in the industry – on the busiest routes in its expanding network. The deal comes via a lease from Air Lease Corporation.
The agreement has been made possible by a recent decision by the United States Federal Aviation Administration to grant the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam CAT1 certification.
Advanced seat selection is now available on all international and domestic flights operated by Vietnam Airlines, enabling passengers to pre-book their preferred seat type and location prior to online check-in opening 24 hours before departure.
Vietnam Airlines has launched a codeshare partnership with Russian flag-carrier Aeroflot. The deal covers both domestic and international routes in Vietnam and Russia and offers customers enhanced connectivity between several destinations in both countries.
Vietnam Airlines will float shares on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange for the first time on May 7th. Some 1.4 billion shares will be available to investors, under the code HVN.