Vietnam Airlines (VA) and the Domodedovo international airport in Moscow on Nov. 17 held a press briefing in Moscow to announce an increase in VA’s flights to the airport and the results of their cooperation.
Vietnam Airlines now conducts three flights a week from Moscow to Ho Chi Minh City route on Monday, Thursday and Sunday and two flights a week from Moscow to Hanoi on Wednesday and Saturday.
The airline plans to increase the number of weekly flights from Moscow to Vietnam to seven in 2011.
Speaking at the press briefing, Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Bui Dinh Dinh stressed that the fine traditional friendship between Vietnam and Russia will be a foundation for Vietnam Airlines and Domodedovo airport to boost cooperation and contribute to the development of economic cooperation between the two countries.
Domodedovo consortium Director Viacheslav Nekrasov pledged to create best conditions for passengers to promote the image of Domodedovo airport.
In 2009, Vietnamese Airlines carried 9,387,000 passengers, including 151,646 people from Vietnam to Russia .
In 2010, the airline expects to carry 12,372,000 passengers, including over 200,000 ones from Vietnam to Russia.