The expansion allows United Airlines and ANA to coordinate fares and schedules between the two countries, effective on April 1.
This means passengers in Vietnam have more choices on flights to the US either via Hong Kong or Tokyo, including transfers between carriers, said Joe Mannix, United’s country manager for Vietnam and Thailand.
United operates daily service to the US from Ho Chi Minh City via Hong Kong. Meanwhile, ANA of Japan offers daily flights to the US from Ho Chi Minh City via Tokyo’s Narita International Airport.
“The launch of our joint venture with United here in Vietnam will offer travelers greater choices, more convenience and flexibility for their trans-Pacific travels,” said Ryoichi Fujisaki, ANA’s country manager in Vietnam.
United launched its Vietnam service in December 2004, making the airline the first American carrier to fly to the Asian country since 1975.