Vietnam Airways and Air France have introduced the signing of a complete strategic partnership permitting the 2 airways to optimise their services and products between France, Europe and Vietnam and to support their positions in a buoyant however extremely aggressive marketplace.
This new three way partnership begins in November and is anticipated to convey further advantages to shoppers.
Via this settlement Vietnam Airways and Air France are dedicated to providing extra flight choices and comfort to passengers via a collaboration of their flight schedules.
By the use of 3 hubs Hanoi-Noi Bai, Ho Chi Minh Town-Tan Son Nhat and Paris-Charles de Gaulle, passengers can shuttle to 50 locations in Europe on Air France’s routes (in comparison to 14 locations nowadays) and Vietnam’s 20 locations on Vietnam Airways’ routes, to not point out SkyTeam Alliance’s world community consisting of greater than 1,000 world locations.
“Vietnam Airways and Air France began a code-share cooperation in 2010, when Vietnam Airways joined SkyTeam International Alliance.
“After the final touch of the four-star provider programme, Vietnam Airways expects to take the present three way partnership with Air France to the following degree with a purpose to succeed in our complete possible in France and Europe,” mentioned Duong Tri Thanh, president and leader government of Vietnam Airways.
“Because of the brand new strategic partnership, our shoppers, together with companies and folks, will revel in complete services and products and advantages, contributing to the improvement and connection between the 2 international locations and two continents.
“Cooperation with Air France additionally demonstrates Vietnam Airways’ dedication and backbone in boosting funding within the world marketplace, particularly the French and Ecu markets via the important thing routes between Vietnam and France.”
During the last 20 years, the 2 airways had been operating in combination at the operational aspect, with a partnership within the fields of plane upkeep and staff coaching.
Since 1997, Air France has cooperated with Vietnam Airways to coach pilots and effectively transferred operative generation of ten new A320 plane at the moment.
These days, the 2 firms are actively discussing the potential for cooperation to beef up Vietnam Airways competency in technical upkeep of plane apparatus.
“Consolidating our alliances is likely one of the goals of our Accept as true with In combination strategic plan.
“This three way partnership settlement might be a long-term supply of worth for our shoppers and for our two airways.
“Our goal is to deal with and increase our place as Ecu chief on this area with very robust expansion possible,” mentioned Franck Terner, leader government, Air France.
France is likely one of the largest and maximum necessary markets for Vietnam Airways in Europe for the reason that release of its first direct flight to Paris in 2003.