Vietnam Airlines, Turkish Airlines ink cooperation deal

VOV.VN - Vietnam Airlines and Turkish Airlines signed a memorandum of understanding on July 19 as the pair aim to strengthen bilateral cooperation at the Farnborough International Airshow which is currently underway in the UK.

Le Hong Ha, general director of Vietnam Airlines, shared that the deal will help the two sides improve competitiveness and develop business ties, while simultaneously pushing forward economic, cultural, and social exchanges among Vietnam, Turkey, and the European and Middle Eastern regions.

Both national flag carriers will expand cooperation by transporting passengers and goods, as well as examining the codeshare model on routes between Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh City and Istanbul to provide more options for passengers.

Levent Konukcu, investment and technology chief officer of Turkish Airlines, noted that these ties are extremely important in the context of post-COVID pandemic recovery.

The co-operation expansion in terms of both passenger and freight transport will help to bring greater experience and options for passengers.

Founded in 1933, Turkish Airlines has been a member of the Star Alliance network since April 1, 2008. It currently operates services to 340 domestic and international destinations.

Meanwhile, Vietnam Airlines was established in 1995, providing air services on more than 100 routes to over 20 domestic destinations and 30 international destinations.