Vietnam Airlines launches Ha Noi – Macau service
Update: Dec 19, 2019
National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has just launched its flights between Ha Noi and China’s Macau, with flight VN456 departing from Ha Noi at 19:45 on December 16, and VN459 leaving Macau at 8:35 on December 17 (local time).
At the launching ceremony for the Hanoi - Macau route (Photo: VNA)
The new route has one return flight daily between the two destinations, with flights from Ha Noi departing at 19:45 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, and at 4:00 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Meanwhile, flights from Macau depart at 23:50 every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and at 8:35 on the three other days of the week.
According to Vietnamese Consul General in Hong Kong and Macau Tran Thanh Huan, the new service will help meet the increasing travel demand between the two destinations and promote trade connectivity, cooperation and exchange between the Greater Bay Area (including Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau) and Viet Nam.
“With this new air route, I believe that more people in Macau and the Greater Bay Area as a whole will have chances to explore Ha Noi, and seek investment opportunities in Viet Nam,” he said.
Huan noted remarkable progress in Viet Nam-Macau ties in recent years. Two-way trade reached 82.4 million USD in 2018, up 40.2 percent from the same time last year. The trade value was estimated at 73.2 million USD during January-October, a year-on-year increase of 2.4 percent.
Currently, Macau is running 15 investment projects in Viet Nam with total registered capital of 151.6 million USD.
The newly launched route helps Vietnam Airlines increase its total services to China to 18, and facilitate travel to areas in vicinity of Macau like Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Shenzhen./.