Vietnam Airlines to fly to London

By Tieu Quy.

Vietnam Airlines is to begin direct flights between Hanoi Noi Bai Airport/Saigon Tan Son Nhat Airport and London Gatwick Airport on 9Dec2011. The air carrier will use Boeing 777s with 25 Business-Class seats, 54 First-Class seats and 228 Economy-Class seats for these flights. Vietnam Airlines is the first airline to have direct flights between Vietnam and the UK. The move is to meet the increasing demand for air travel between the two countries by the business travellers, by students and by the leisure travellers.

Initially, the airline is planning departures from Hanoi/Saigon on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and the return flights are on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.