Vietnam Airlines has proclaimed it’ll be extending its services from Gatwick airfield.

During the summer season, Vietnam’s flagship carrier can add a fifth weekly service from Gatwick, increasing its atomic number 67 Chi Minh town route from 2 to a few flights per week. The airline also will still serve national capital double per week.


The announcement comes because the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Vietnam celebrate the fortieth day of remembrance of diplomatic relations between the 2 countries. Throughout 2013, a programme of cultural, instructional and innovation exchanges and events can mark the milestone year.

Vietnam is one amongst the foremost common destinations within the Asia-Pacific region with around one hundred,000 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland holidaymakers traveling to the country every year. Vietnam is additionally a key rising marketplace for business. selected one amongst the united kingdom Trade and Investment’s ‘High Growth Markets’, bilateral trade exaggerated by over twenty sixth in 2011, with United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland exports of products and services to Vietnam reaching £520m.*

Alongside its swollen links to Vietnam, Gatwick already serves the key rising markets of China, Russia and Turkey. in addition, the UK’s 1st direct route to Dutch East Indies – South East Asia’s largest economy – can launch from Gatwick later this year, serving national capital sixfold per week.

Vietnam Airlines has set to expand its services from London Gatwick throughout the summer months, guaranteeing that each business and leisure passengers currently have even additional selection of once to fly to the current fantastic destination.

“Following our triple-crown launch of the primary ever nonstop services from the united kingdom to Vietnam, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland arrivals into Vietnam rose by over forty per cent year on year. we have a tendency to square measure terribly inspired by the positive results up to now, and square measure currently trialling further frequency within the summer months to determine market response, with a read to attainable future growth into 2014.”