Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air take delivery of French planes

VOV.VN - Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong attended ceremonies to receive the delivery of planes for Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet Air from Airbus, a French aerospace partner on March 28 before drawing his France visit to a close and departing for a subsequent state visit to Cuba.

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This is the 11th Airbus A350 plane to be purchased by the National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines.

Vietnam Airlines is the first and sole carrier to operate a direct air connection between Vietnam and France over the past 15 years from 2003 to 2018. It has played a crucial role in developing the strategy for domestic aviation as a way of tightening diplomatic ties between the two countries.

Vietnam Airlines general director Duong Tri Thanh says the direct air route has helped to shorten travel time to 12 hours geographically and serves as an important bridge in terms of economics, politics, and culture.

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The same day, the Party leader also cut the ribbon for the delivery of an Airbus plane to Vietjet Air.

The Party chief’s presence at these ceremonies demonstrates the Party and State’s attention to the development of the Vietnam aviation industry.

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