At the event (Photo:VNA)
Prague (VNA) – Vietnam Airlines, the national flag carrier of Vietnam, opened a general sales agent in Prague, the Czech Republic, on December 14, a step to prepare for opening a direct route from Hanoi to Prague in the near future.

At the opening ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador to the Czech Republic Truong Manh Son said he hopes the inauguration of this agent will promote tourism cooperation between the two countries.

Nguyen Quoc Phuong, Director of Vietnam Airlines’ office in Europe, said his firm served more than 20 million passengers in 2016. In 2015, it put into use Boeing 787-9 and Airbus A350-900 airplanes, which are new-generation aircraft, for the routes of Hanoi-Paris, Hanoi-London, and Hanoi-Frankfurt. The carrier has also provided four-star services to serve passengers at its best.

Phuong said the opening of the agent in the Czech Republic realises Vietnam Airlines’ efforts to survey the market and carry out promotion activities in service of the launching of a direct route between Hanoi and Prague when everything is ready.

Pavel Dubovy, who is the agent’s representative, told the Vietnam News Agency that a lot of Czech tourists are interested in Vietnam. Additionally, Vietnam Airlines carries passengers not only from Europe to Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City but also to other localities, as well as Laos and Cambodia. The inauguration of the sales agent in the Czech Republic is worth to be done.-VNA