The airlines will conduct three flights a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, using B767-300ER planes.
This is Vietnam Airlines’ fifth direct air route to Japan and its first to the Chubu region – Japan’s third largest economic hub after the Kanto (Tokyo) and Kansai (Osaka) regions.
The Chubu region is located in central Japan, which is a centre for various key industries, including iron, steel, petro-chemistry and electricity, as well as the headquarters of major industrial groups such as Toyota, Yamaha and Honda.
Vietnam Airlines already operates 21 flights to major cities in Japan every week, including four flights from Hanoi to Tokyo, seven from HCM City to Tokyo, seven from HCM City to Osaka, and three others from HCM City to Fukuoka. The airlines’ flight schedules on these routes are arranged flexibly to help passengers from Japan conveniently take flights to other destinations in Vietnam as well as other countries.
The national flag carrier currently has the largest numbers of direct air routes and flights between Vietnam and Japan. Last year, Vietnam Airlines carried 264,000 passengers, representing 57 percent of the total number travelling on direct air routes between the two countries.
Presently, the Vietnam Airlines Corporation is considering opening more new air routes to Myanmar, Indonesia, India, the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada.
Courtesy: Ba Tours