Scene at the get-together (Photo: VNA)

Hong Kong (VNA) – The Vietnam - Hong Kong (China) air route was evaluated as one of the most effective international services of the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines in 2016, an airline official has said.

Speaking at a get-together with important partners of Vietnam Airlines in Hong Kong, Cao Chinh Mien, Director of the Vietnam Airlines Branch in Hong Kong, highlighted the branch’s remarkable achievements during 2016.

Vietnam Airlines transported over 260,000 passengers in 2016 on the route, up 5 percent against 2015, he revealed, adding that the number of business-class and regular customers saw a stable increase.

He attributed the results to the improvement of service quality and the efforts of the firm over recent time, saying that Vietnam Airlines affirmed its position as a dynamic and modern airline, which has good services and can satisfy customers’ demand.

In 2016, the national flag carrier won the awards “Asia's Leading Airline (Economy Class)” and “Asia's Cultural Airline” at the World Travel Awards.

In the context of the global economic downturn, Vietnam Airlines’ branch in Hong Kong took many measures to promote its growth, upholding its strengths to serve customers not only in Hong Kong but also in surrounding markets.

The branch has planed to increase the number of flights on the routes from Hong Kong to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, and open a new route connecting Hong Kong with Vietnam’s central Da Nang city.

It will also pay attention to improving the service quality and promoting its images and services targeting high-income customers and entrepreneurs, Mien said.

During the get-together, a short film was screened, introducing Vietnam’s land and people, popular tourist sites, and prominent achievements during the national flag carrier’s development process.-VNA