Vietnam Airlines moves from Gatwick to Heathrow

Vietnam Airlines has announced it will move its services from Gatwick to Heathrow as it prepares to increase direct flights from the UK.

Vietnam Airlines to offer direct services from Heathrow to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam Airlines to offer direct services from Heathrow to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

The airline will operate five weekly services from Heathrow to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City from 31 March and plans to increase this to a daily service, but has not said when this will happen.

Vietnam Airlines general manager UK & Ireland Le Thanh Dzung said: "The launch of Vietnam Airlines’ non-stop services from London saw UK arrivals into Vietnam rise by over 40% year on year, and both the leisure and corporate markets have grown steadily ever since.

"Moving our operations to Heathrow will enable us to offer the increased frequency and capacity needed to build on and cater to this growing demand."

Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye said: "We are delighted that Vietnam Airlines has chosen to operate its new Dreamliner 787 fleet from Heathrow, securing regular direct flights from the UK to a vital emerging market."

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