Vietnam Airlines and Aeroflot signed codeshare cooperation deal. (Photo: vneconomy.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and Russia’s flagship carrier Aeroflot have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen cooperation between the two airlines.

Accordingly, they will begin codeshare collaboration on domestic routes in Vietnam and Russia from 2019. The move will optimise bilateral cooperation, bringing more benefits to customers.

Vietnam Airlines is currently operating three direct flights per week between Hanoi and Moscow, with Skytrax’s four-star quality service on its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. Meanwhile, Aeroflot runs nine flights per week between Moscow and Vietnam, with daily flight to Hanoi and twice weekly service to Ho Chi Minh City.

Also, low-cost carrier Jetstar Pacific and the Dubai-based carrier Emirates have announced a new codeshare agreement.

The new partnership allows Emirates passengers to enjoy smooth connectivity on domestic flights within Vietnam, in addition to flights connecting Vietnam to Singapore, Thailand as well as Australia.

The codeshare services from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi will connect Emirates passengers to 14 Vietnamese cities.

Emirates will also operate codeshare flights with Jetstar Pacific between the latter’s HCM City hub and Singapore and Bangkok, both of which serve as connections for Emirates passengers continuing their travel to Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney.

The two carriers said the codeshare partnership will give customers the simplicity of purchasing connecting flights using one reservation, and a smooth ticketing, check-in, boarding, and baggage check experience during the entire journey.-VNA