The signing ceremony saw the participation of Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue and other representatives.
As planned, Hung Yen fresh longan fruit will be served to business-class passengers on Vietnam Airlines’ 70 domestic and international flights departing from Hanoi and HCM City to destinations in Asia, Australia and Europe.
|Photo for illustration. Source: Internet.
The Hung Yen specialty “fresh longan” must reach the Good Agriculture Practice (VietGAP) and undergo many stages of food safety inspection. According to Vietnam Airlines, this dessert fruit will be available on flights for one month, from August 15 to September 15.
At the conference, Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue expressed his delight at the cooperation between Vietnam Airlines and Hung Yen authorities in bringing longan on board, contributing to introducing domestic and international passengers Vietnamese specialties.
Le Hong Ha, Vietnam Airlines Deputy General Director, said as the national flag carrier, Vietnam Airlines has promoted the “Vietnamese use Vietnamese goods” campaign, prioritising Vietnamese goods.
Apart from improving service quality and diversifying the food experience, Ha said serving longan on flights would promote Vietnamese agricultural products to the world, helping solve marketing problems for farmers. Hung Yen province is expected to harvest more than 41,000 tonnes of longan this year.
Earlier, in June, Vietnam Airlines also included fresh litchi of Bac Giang province in the meal service for business class and special economy class on flights departing from Hanoi.
By Linh Bui