|A plane of the Vietnam Airlines fleet (Photo: Tuong Thuy)|
National carrier Vietnam Airlines said it would start direct flights between Hanoi and Fukuoka in southern Japan on October 10.
The airline said it would operate two flights per week on Tuesdays and Saturdays, using Airbus 320 craft.
When the new service is launched, the carrier will reduce the three existing weekly Ho Chi Minh City-Fukuoka flights to two, according to Vietnam Airlines spokesman Le Hoang Dung.
This is the fourth destination in Japan that Vietnam Airlines flies to, in addition to Nagoya, Tokyo and Osaka.
Fukuoka city is one of Japan’s largest cities. It is an economic and scientific center for Japan’s south-western region, home to facilities of world-renowned automakers Toyota, Nissan and Daihatsu.
Vietnam opened a Consulate General in Fukuoka in April this year.