Vietnam Airlines has announced this week plans to upgrade its flights from London Heathrow to daily, as the airline experiences growth on the route.
It is understood that the daily flight frequencies will commence on October 29 this year.
Vietnam Airlines will operate the London Heathrow-Hanoi service on a four times per-week basis and the London Heathrow-Ho Chi Minh City to thrice-weekly using its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.
Vietnam Airlines’ Upgrade at London Heathrow a “Key Priority”…
Commenting on the news of this upgrade was General Manager for UK & Ireland at Vietnam Airlines, Phan The Thang:
“Vietnam Airlines made it a key priority to re-establish the connection to the important UK market last year, following the pandemic-enforced suspension of the route.”
“We are proud to have carried approximately 29,000 passengers from Heathrow to Vietnam in just nine months last year, contributing significantly to the tourism recovery in Vietnam.”
“With the resumption of daily services from London confirmed once again for this winter, we are determined to return to pre-pandemic passenger numbers – which peaked at approximately 74,000 from London Heathrow in 2019 – as soon as possible.”
A Gradual Return to Daily Flights…
The return to daily flights out of London Heathrow will be a gradual process for Vietnam Airlines.
Services are set to increase from thrice weekly to five weekly by July 1 before increasing to daily from October 29, 2023.
The carrier is looking to return to peak levels in due course, especially on the expectation that travelers are wanting to escape to warmer climates during the Winter season.
All eyes will be on the carrier over the Winter 2022/23 season to see how the daily flights perform and whether there is any further scope to upgrade flights further again.