Vietnam Airlines will now offer one flight every 30 minutes on the main domestic route between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
The increase follows the launch of a new codeshare partnership with Jetstar Pacific, its majority-owned low-cost carrier.
The addition of Jetstar’s 34 daily flights between Hanoi and HCMC, together with Vietnam Airlines’ existing flights, means that one flight will take off approximately every 30 minutes between 0545 and 2130.
“In an effort to enhance our capacity to serve customers between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Airlines has started to operate flights at even hours with an average spacing of 30 minutes. This helps passengers easily remember their flying time and arrange their working schedules in a more convenient manner,” explained Trinh Ngoc Thanh, the national carrier’s executive vice president.
Approximately two-thirds of Vietnam Airlines’ own services on the Hanoi-HCMC route are operated using twin-aisle aircraft, including the new Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner.