Vietnam Airlines and Aeroflot have started codesharing on both domestic and international routes in Vietnam and Russia.
Flights operated by Vietnam Airlines include the route of Hanoi – Moscow (Sheremetyevo), Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City, Phu Quoc, Nha Trang as well as Ho Chi Minh City- Phu Quoc, Nha Trang. At the same time, flights operated by Aeroflot include the route of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City – Moscow (Sheremetyevo), Moscow (Sheremetyevo) – St Petersburg, Ufa and Krasnodar.
The codeshare agreement comes after the signing of a memorandum between the two flag carriers in 2018, and Vietnam Airlines’ announcement it will move operations to Sheremetyevo Airport in July this year.
Vietnam Airlines executive vice president, Le Hong Ha said: “The commencement of our partnership with Aeroflot allows us to unleash the combined power of our networks and boost our presence in the region.”
Vietnam Airlines offers three direct Moscow – Hanoi flights per week, operated on Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. Aeroflot operates nine flights per week on routes between Moscow and Vietnam with a daily flight to Hanoi and a twice-weekly service to Ho Chi Minh City.
Twenty-five years since its first flight, the Vietnamese carrier has transported more than 1.6 million passengers between Vietnam and Russia. In 2018, Russia was ranked as the sixth largest source of international visitors to Vietnam with the number of arrivals predicted to increase to one million by 2020.