Vietnam Airlines touches down at London Heathrow
On 31 March, Vietnam Airlines moved its Hanoi operations from London Gatwick to London Heathrow, where it was greeted with a cake which was cut by: John Holland-Kaye, CEO, London Heathrow Airport; Nguyen Van Thao, Vietnamese Ambassador to the UK; and Le Thanh Dzung, GM UK and Ireland, Vietnam Airlines.
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- Vietnam Airlines switched its London Gatwick operations from Hanoi (HAN) and Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to London Heathrow (LHR) on 31 March and 1 April respectively. Both routes will be operated twice-weekly by the SkyTeam member’s 777-200s and will face no direct competition from any other carrier. The airline will be based at Terminal 4 alongside its fellow SkyTeam carriers. Commenting on the arrival, John Holland-Kaye, CEO, Heathrow, said: “Vietnam Airlines’ move to Heathrow, the UK’s hub airport, is good news for Britain as it secures a direct route to an important growth economy, with more frequent flights and greater cargo capacity. As a strategic national asset, only Heathrow can connect all of the UK’s nations and regions to global markets and make it easier for Britain’s exporters to win business and attract investment.”