Vietnam Airlines restarts service to Europe

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Hanoi-based Vietnam Airlines will restart its regular flights to Paris, London, and Frankfurt beginning late January 2022, the airline announced in a social media post.  

On January 24, 2022, Vietnam Airlines’ Airbus A350 aircraft, registered as VN-A889, took off from Hanoi International Airport (HAN) and is currently en route to London Heathrow Airport (LHR), according to data.  

Later this week, Vietnam Airlines will fly to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) and Frankfurt Airport (FRA). According to the airline’s website, Vietnam Airlines will also head to Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) on January 28, 2022.  

In March 2020, Vietnam suspended the entry of all foreign travelers except for diplomats, officials, experts, and skilled workers.   

Earlier in 2021, Vietnam authorities announced that it planned to restart phased international travel beginning January 2022, targeting full international travel resumption by July 2022.  

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) increased the frequency of regular international passenger flights connecting Vietnam and four destinations in Asia, according to an announcement dated January 16, 2022.  


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