Vietnam Airlines opened its first flight to Russia on July, 1993 with transit point in the United Arab Emirates’ Dubai. Eleven years later, the carrier operated direct service to Russia with Boeing 777- the most modern plane at that time, helping increasing the number of passengers transported by 10 times.
Since 2018, Vietnam Airlines has used wide-body 787-9 Dreamliners on the route to improve service quality and flight experience of its customers.
Prime Minister highly appreciated the contribution and achievements of Vietnam Airlines as an ambassador to enhance the friendship and nudge Vietnamese people and land closer to the Eastern European country.
He also instructed Vietnam Airlines to continue shaping up its sustainable development plan and oragnising cultural activities during the Vietnam Year in Russia and the Russia Year in Vietnam towards the 70th celebration of the diplomatic relations.
Particularly, Vietnam Airlines will move its operations in Moscow from Domodedovo Airport to Sheremetyevo Airport from July 2, 2019. The effort aims to increase connectivity among flights to destinations in Russia and Europe through the codeshare of Vietnam Airlines and Russia’s flagship carrier Aeroflot.
When switching to Sheremetyevo, Vietnam Airlines will change the timetable of flights between Hanoi and Moscow to make them more convenient for passengers. Specifically, the flights will take off at 1:10 in Hanoi and 14:40 in Moscow.
By Linh Bui