Vietnam Airlines associates with Sun Group to repatriate citizens from Ukraine

VOV.VN - Sun Group and Vietnam Airlines signed a co-operation agreement on March 10 to bring Vietnamese people and their family members in war-torn areas of Ukraine back home.

Under the terms of the agreement, both sides will join hands to operate flights to bring home Vietnamese people residing in Ukraine who have been evacuated to Poland and Romania. Sun Group will cover the entire cost of the flights, with Vietnam  Airlines offering the most preferential prices.

Vietnamese people and their relatives based in Ukraine who wish to return home will be transported free of charge.

As scheduled, flights are set to run until the demand is over.

The first flight is set to take off from Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on March 12 and will land in the Polish capital of Warsaw to pick up Vietnamese citizens who had been in Ukraine, with the flight returning on March 13.

Vietnam Airlines has also announced it will conduct two more flights to bring more than 500 Vietnamese people from Ukraine back home on March 13.

As planned, Flight VN58 will pick up evacuees from Warsaw and come back to Hanoi at 4:40 pm on March 13. Meanwhile, Flight VN68 from Bucharest will arrive in the capital at 11 am the same day.

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Quang Hieu, who is also chairman of the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs, said the Party and State always takes heed of the protection of Vietnamese citizens and their legitimate interests and legal entities abroad. He went on to affirm that this is an inseparable part of the Vietnamese community in the homeland.

He was appreciative of the business community’s participation with the Government in helping and protecting Vietnamese nationals abroad, saying that this demonstrates the spirit of solidarity, whilst importantly contributing to rapidly and effectively performing citizen protection work, especially in crises like in the eastern European nation.