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Mon, 13 February 2023

Singapore and Vietnam Airlines to Explore Codeshare Flights

(13/02/23)  Singapore and Vietnam airlines have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore codeshare opportunities that would facilitate better connectivity between the two countries and even possibly other destinations further afield.

Vietnam Airlines, a member of SkyTeam Alliance, operates 92 routes to 22 domestic and 25 international destinations in 17 countries. The carrier boasts one of the youngest fleets in Asia, highlighted by Boeing 787 Dreamliners (pictured), Airbus A350-900s and Airbus A321neos.

Vietnam Airlines Boeing 787-8 reg: VN-865. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.
Vietnam Airlines Boeing 787-8 reg: VN-865. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com

We are pleased to build on this agreement with our trusted partner Singapore Airlines one of the worlds leading carriers, said Le Hong Ha, Chief Executive Officer, Vietnam Airlines. Over many years, Singapore remains one of the most important markets for Vietnam Airlines. We hope to leverage our joint capabilities throughout many commercial fields of our business and therefore provide seamless experience to our valued customers. This MOU will also build a strong foundation for our future partnership and robust recovery after the pandemic.

SIA Groups history dates back to 1947 with the maiden flight of Malayan Airways. The airline was later renamed Malaysian Airways and then Malaysia-Singapore Airlines (MSA). In 1972, MSA split into Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Malaysian Airline System.

Initially operating a modest fleet of 10 aircraft to 22 cities in 18 countries, SIA has since grown to be become one of the very best airlines in the world, operating from one of the world's very best airports.

The airline has been a member of Star Alliance since 2000.

Goh Choon Phong, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Airlines, said, Singapore Airlines and Vietnam Airlines have well-established networks, which can support one another to strengthen the connectivity between the two ASEAN countries and to key markets around the world. These win-win arrangements will offer more options and greater value for our customers, support economic growth, and bolster initiatives that facilitate tourism activities.

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