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Vietnam Airlines uses Airbus A350 on route to Germany

The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has put into service  Airbus A350 on route between Vietnam and Germany.

At the launching ceremony (Photo VNA)

At the launching ceremony (Photo VNA)

Vietnamese Ambassador to Germany Doan Xuan Hung, Consul General in Frankfurt Nguyen Hong Linh, Trade Counselor Nguyen Huu Trang, and chief representative of Vietnam Airlines Ngo Tri Hung attended a ceremony at the Frankfurt international airport on January 9 to launch the service.

Since January this year, Vietnam Airlines has increased frequency from nine to ten flights per week and used Airbus A350 to replace Boeing 787 – which was put into operation from late 2015.

This aims to serve better the travelling of passengers and promote trade, tourism and cultural exchanges between the two countries.

Vietnam Airlines is the only airline to operate the direct air route between Vietnam and Germany at present.

Airbus A350-900 is considered one of the most modern and convenient planes at this moment, which is expected to help Vietnam Airlines serve passengers better.

According to a representative from Vietnam Airlines, about 200,000 German tourists visited Vietnam using Vietnam Airlines services in 2017, a year-on-year rise of 14 percent.

In recent years, the number of German visitors to Vietnam has recorded a two-digit growth.

Currently, Vietnam Airlines is operating 10 Airbus A350s and 11 Boeing 787s. It expects to have 14 Airbus A350s and 18 Boeing 787s by 2020.

Vietnam Airlines has been certified as a 4-star airline for two consecutive years by the international air transport rating organisation Skytrax.

VNS

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