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Hanoi (VNA) - National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines announced on September 13 it will resume flights to Osaka from September 18 after the interruption due to Typhoon Jebi in Japan.

Kansai Airport in Osaka has resumed operations but is currently only receiving a small number of flights, so from September 18-20, Vietnam Airlines will operate only one flight per day on the air route linking Ho Chi Minh City and Osaka.

After September 20, the firm will work with Kansai Airport to re-launch flights between Hanoi and Osaka with frequency of one flight per day.

To meet the need of passengers traveling between Vietnam and Japan, Vietnam Airlines will replace Airbus A321 with Boeing 787 aircraft with more seats on the route between Hanoi and Nagoya from September 18.

The firm also plans to operate Boeing 787 aircraft instead of Airbus A321 between HCM City and Nagoya from September 21.

Previously, many carriers had to cancel flights to Osaka due to Typhoon Jebi, which caused serious damage to Kansai Airport.

A total of 56 flights of Vietnam Airlines at this airport during September 4-17 had to be cancelled.

To ensure the travel plan for passengers, Vietnam Airlines has introduced flexible solutions such as free-of-charge transferring passenger to other airports in Japan, using wide-body aircraft Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 with more seats on flights between Hanoi and HCM City to Nagoya to carry more passengers who booked flights to/from Osaka.

The schedule of flights operated by Vietnam Airlines will continue to be updated. Passengers that are planning to travel or from Osaka during this period should follow information on www.vietnamairlines.com or www.facebook.com/VietnamAirlines. -VNA