Vietnam Airlines will increase flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore and Taipei (Photo: Vietnam Airlines)

Hanoi (VNA) - National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on March 5 announced that it will increase flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore and Taipei (Taiwan) to meet the rising demand of passengers to these attractive destinations.

As scheduled, from March 27, the airline will launch an additional four round-trip flights on each air route. The new flights to Singapore will departure at 19:25 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, while the reverse flights will begin at 23:25 on the same days.

Meanwhile, the flights to Taipei will leave at 2:05 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays; and those returning to HCM City will take off at 22:10 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

The plan will help increase the airline’s total flights from HCM City to Taipei and Singapore to 11 and 25, respectively. Four-star Airbus A321 will be used for all these flights.

Vietnam Airlines was recognised as a 4-star airline for two consecutive years in 2016 and 2017 by the international air transport rating organisation Skytrax.

It targets a 13 percent increase in revenue and an 8.3 percent rise in the number of passengers in 2018.

Apart from Asia, the airline is also seeking to expand their markets in Europe.-VNA