In airline news, Vietjet, Vietnam’s budget private airline, has announced the launch of flights in between Vladivostok and Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Hue, and Phu Quoc. The announcement came while Vietnam’s Party Chief Nguyen Phu Trong was on a visit to Russia.
The new flights are scheduled to being in May of 2015, with three round trip legs per week, according to Vietjet. In other news from the airline the company is considering buying a SSJ-100 plane of Russia’s Sukhoi Civil Aircraft ITAR-TASS reported.
In September a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed at the 17th meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for Vietnam-Russia, a summit aiming to improve multilateral relations between countries. Before the announcement, Russia carrier Nordwind Airlines operated charter flights between Vladivostok and Vietnam.