Avoiding Pakistan airspace, flight time to Europe takes one more hour

According to the national flag carrier- Vietnam Airlines, its flights from Vietnam to Europe have kept normal its departure time is unchanged as the regular flight schedule, however, flights duration from Hanoi will take additional 40 minutes while the flight time from Ho Chi Minh City will take 60 more minutes.

(Illustrative photo:SGGP)

(Illustrative photo:SGGP)

The reason is that Vietnam Airlines flights have to fly over Mongolia to avoid Pakistani airspace.

This temporary flight schedule may be extended due to the time of Pakistan airspace closure.

In order to set up the new flying plan, Vietnam Airlines had to urgently apply for flight permission to 10 countries and asked the European Aviation Authorities for assistance to change the air routes to eight countries as Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Sweden.


BY BICH QUYEN- Translated by Huyen Huong

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