Vietnam Airlines have announced it will being to operate the Hanoi to
Osaka Japan route from 13 January 2010, funny enough this follows Japan
Airlines plans to scrap this route from 12 January 2010 due to the restructuring
of its operations.
The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines will launch direct flights
linking the Vietnamese capital Hanoi and the city of Osaka, Japan, on January
Vietnam Airlines reported on October 6 that it will conduct five flights
a week, one on every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
These flights will replace those that are currently conducted by Japan
Airlines, which are scheduled to be scrapped on January 12, 2010, due to a
restructuring of its operations.
Vietnam Airlines General Director Pham Ngoc Minh said the opening of
this air route following new domestic flights to Quy Nhon, Quang Binh, Tuy Hoa
and Pleiku reflects the great efforts being exerted by the company as the
global aviation sector faces various challenges resulting from the world
The move also demonstrates the airline’s desire to further promote
trade, investment and tourism between the Kansai region and Hanoi in particular
and between Vietnam and Japan in general, he added.
The new air route is the fourth from Hanoi to Japan and the eighth
between the two countries to be directly operated by Vietnam Airlines.
In the first nine months of this year, Vietnam Airlines accounted for
almost 50 percent of the market share of direct flights between Vietnam and
Japan which are currently flown by three airlines.