Vietnam Airlines to change terminal in Paris

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HCMC - Vietnam Airlines as a SkyTeam will land and take off at Terminal 2E at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris from October 31 to harmonize with the operations of other SkyTeam member carriers.

By Mong Binh - The Saigon Times Daily

HCMC - Vietnam Airlines as a SkyTeam will land and take off at Terminal 2E at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris from October 31 to harmonize with the operations of other SkyTeam member carriers.

Vietnam Airlines’ forthcoming move to the new terminal from Terminal 2C of the airport is also aimed at providing passengers with the opportunity to use a better waiting hall and kiosks for completing check-in procedures.

Pham Viet Thanh, deputy general director of Vietnam Airlines, clarified the spacious and well-furbished Terminal 2E would offer passengers new levels of comfort and convenience when traveling to and from Charles de Gaulle or transiting at this European airport before heading to other destinations.

Vietnam Airlines’ holders of business-class tickets and members of its Golden Lotus program will be allowed to enjoy services at the business lounge of Air France at Terminal 2E from that day.

In addition to Air France and Vietnam Airlines, other members of SkyTeam having their flights at Terminal 2E are Royal Dutch Airlines, Delta Airlines, Aeroflot, Korean Air, China Southern Airlines and Aero Mexico.

Vietnam Airlines spent heavily improving its services and opening more domestic and international flights before it became a full member of the world’s second largest global airline network after Star Alliance on June 10 this year. The airline is expanding its aircraft fleet to 70 by the end of this year to 115 by 2015 and 165 by 2020.

Vietnam Airlines operates more than 290 daily flights to 20 domestic and 26 international destinations. At present, the national flag carrier uses wide-body Boeing 777 aircraft for eight flights weekly from Vietnam to Paris.

Air France will begin its three non-stop services between Paris and HCMC every week from November 2 instead of flying via Bangkok at the moment to meet rising demand for travel to and from Vietnam.

Air France’s 747-400 aircraft will leave Tan Son Nhat Airport for Charles de Gaulle Airport in the evening of Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The opposite services will depart from the European airport on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and land on Tan Son Nhat at 4:55 p.m. the next days.

From November, Air France will also have two weekly code-share services from HCMC and five frequencies from Hanoi, and these non-stop flights will be operated by Vietnam Airlines under an agreement between the two carriers.

Vietnam Airlines’ non-stop services will depart from HCMC on Tuesday and Saturday nights and from Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi at 11:55 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for Charles de Gaulle.

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