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VIETNAM AIRLINES AND TURKISH AIRLINES EXPAND COOPERATION ON AIR CARGO TRANSPORTATION

On 29 November, at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, under the witness of Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and Vice President of Türkiye Cevdet Yılmaz, Vietnam Airlines and Turkish Airlines signed an agreement to further foster cooperation in the field of air cargo transportation.


The agreement between Vietnam Airlines and Turkish Airlines will bring additional long-term benefits to air cargo customers and both airlines. Vietnam Airlines and Turkish Airlines intend to enhance cooperation in the field of cargo transport and will conduct research to enable a potential launch of an air cargo joint venture providing customers with the benefits of a larger, faster network with enhanced direct flights, a wider range of destinations, and increased frequencies. Combining the resources of the two national airlines will support increased efficiency in the use of their aircraft capacities and further boost their position in global competition.


Dang Ngoc Hoa, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vietnam Airlines said: "The cooperation between Vietnam Airlines and Turkish Airlines was established on the basis of mutual benefit. Turkish Airlines will benefit from expanding the scale of its transportation network to previously limited areas such as Oceania and Northeast Asia through the advantages offered by Vietnam's central geographical location as a transit point. Furthermore, by using freighters and connecting to Turkish Airlines' global network of 345 destinations around the world, Vietnam Airlines will be able to significantly expand its scale. We hope this cooperation will facilitate Vietnam’s position and advancement towards becoming one of the leading logistics centres in the Asia-Pacific region."


Turkish Airlines' CEO Bilal Ekşi commented at the signing ceremony: “Asia is one of our most important markets. Our efforts to increase our presence on this prominent continent continue unabated with our competent teams and R&D activities. In an era where global aviation is shifting from West to East, these efforts are even more meaningful. I hope the collaboration we have started with Vietnam Airlines, currently focused on our air cargo brand Turkish Cargo, but planned to be developed in different categories in the future, will be beneficial and fruitful for both countries and both flag carriers.”


Today's signing has important significance in the relationship between the two national airlines. In June this year, the two sides signed a codeshare cooperation to provide more flexible and diverse flight options for passengers on routes between Vietnam and Türkiye as well as neighbouring areas. Passengers can make reservations and buy tickets on Turkish Airlines and Vietnam Airlines to fly between Istanbul - Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and between Hanoi - Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City - Da Nang. The destinations are important economic, social, and tourist centres in Türkiye and Vietnam.


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About Vietnam Airlines:

Vietnam Airlines is the flag carrier of Vietnam, connecting with more than 100 routes to 21 domestic and 29 international destinations.


Vietnam Airlines was the first Southeast Asian carrier to join SkyTeam Alliance in 2010. Vietnam Airlines boasts a fleet of nearly 100 aircraft, highlighted by their Boeing 787 Dreamliners, Airbus A350-900 XWBs and Airbus A321neos, offering impeccable levels of comfort and service throughout every journey.


About Turkish Airlines:

Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines has a fleet of 437 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 345 worldwide destinations as 292 international and 53 domestics in 129 countries. More information about Turkish Airlines can be found on its official website www.turkishairlines.com or its social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Instagram.


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Laura Goh (laura@frogandwolfpr.com), Leanne Barton (leanne@frogandwolfpr.com), Flora Gandolfo (flora@frogandwolfpr.com) or Nat Frogley (nat@frogandwolfpr.com) at Frog & Wolf PR.

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