Vietnam Airlines has received Government approval to open four new routes from Vietnam to Europe, Cambodia, Laos and other pats of Asia, which are expected to shorten flight times and reduce annual fuel usage by up to 2,000 tons.
The new routes include Na San-Ladon-Aksag, Nam Ha-Vilao-Pakse, Cam Ranh-Mesox and Phu Cat-Bunta.
The first Na San-Ladon-Aksag route will shorten flight times by 3-4 minutes from Hanoi to France, Germany, and Russia.
The Nam Ha-Vilao-Pakse route will decrease flight times from Hanoi and Danang to Siem Reap and Pnom Penh. It is expected that the time for flights from Hanoi to Siem Reap will be 25 minutes shorter than before and the route will also serve as a backup for north-south flights in the case of poor weather over the East Sea.
The Cam Ranh- Mesox route will cut 3-4 minutes of flights from Japan and Korea to Ho Chi Minh City and the Phu Cat-Bunta route will reduce flight times by 4-6 minutes for flights from HCMC to Hong Kong and other parts of Asia.