Illustrative photo. (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam Airlines Corporation will hand flights between Hanoi- Dien Bien and Hanoi- Vinh over to the Vietnam Air Services Company (VASCO) from January 1, 2016.

VASCO, an affiliate of Vietnam Airlines, will be responsible for 14 round trips on the Hanoi- Dien Bien route every week and seven round trips on the Hanoi- Vinh route using ATR-72 aircraft. Vietnam Airlines will continue to operate its Hanoi- Vinh flights with seven round trips per week on an Airbus A321.

The transfer is part of Vietnam Airlines’s strategy to develop VASCO into an important air carrier, meeting the increasing travel demands of customers.

Vietnam Airlines has also transferred Ho Chi Minh City- Rach Gia- Phu Quoc and Ho Chi Minh City- Phu Quoc- Can Tho flights to VASCO, and Hanoi- Tuy Hoa, Ho Chi Minh City- Tuy Hoa and Ho Chi Minh City- Chu Lai to Jetstar Pacific Airlines, in which Vietnam Airlines holds a 70 percent of stake.-VNA