Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Capital Business
Capital Business


Vietnam Airlines to link former Saigon with Beijing

HANOI, Dec 1 – Vietnam\’s national carrier will fly directly between the country\’s business hub, Ho Chi Minh City, and Beijing starting mid-December, the airline said Wednesday.

China is Vietnam\’s biggest trading partner and Vietnam Airlines already flies between the capital cities of the two communist neighbours.

But the state-owned carrier will now "become the first airline to fly non-stop between Ho Chi Minh City and Beijing", Vietnam Airlines said in a statement.

There will be three flights a week from December 16, it said.

Vietnam Airlines — a member of the SkyTeam airline alliance that includes Air France and America\’s Delta Airlines — has set out to become one of Southeast Asia\’s leading carriers.

It aims to transport 12 million passengers this year and to boost its fleet from 70 to 115 aircraft by 2015.

Click to comment

More on Capital Business

Executive Lifestyle

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 12 – The country’s super wealthy individuals are increasing their holding of bonds, gold and cash, a new report by Knight...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 9 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi has urged members of the public to exercise extreme caution when making any...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 18 – Commercial Banks have been ordered to provide relief to borrowers on their personal loans, with loans eligible from March...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 24 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi is set to own half of Centum Investment Company PLC, following a go-ahead...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun17 – Kenya’s tea leaves manufacturer Kericho Gold, has been awarded the Superbrands Seal by Superbrands East Africa for their quality variety...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 22 – Airtel Kenya is offering free internet access for students in order to enable continued learning at home in the...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 13 – As the local telecommunications industry gears up to roll out 5G networks in the country, the Communications Authority of...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 16 – The World Bank has given the Kenyan government USD 60 Million (Sh6.1 billion) to help combat the deadly coronavirus pandemic...