Airlines Vietnam Airlines and Delta Air Lines announce codeshare agreement
Delta Air Lines and Vietnam Airlines have signed a new two-way codeshare agreement.
The second-largest airline in the United States and Vietnam´s flag-carrier have signed an agreement for a two-way codeshare partnership. The agreement sees the cooperation to start in October 2019 and represents a huge step forward for both the airlines and the respective countries.
Le Hong Ha, executive vice president at Vietnam Airlines, and Perry Cantarutti, senior vice president for Delta Air Lines, signed the codeshare agreement.
Back in 2010, Vietnam Airlines concluded a one-way codeshare partnership with Delta Air Lines. Back then, the carrier put its codeshare on 10 international and 10 domestic flights from and within the United States. This enabled passengers to seamlessly connect from U.S.-cities to Japan or Germany.
In September 2019, both airlines will reportedly review the flight operation system. Then, Vietnam Airlines and Delta Air Lines will announce with routes will benefit from the upgraded codeshare agreement. Most likely, Delta Air Lines will offer Vietnam Airlines tickets on the Hanoi to Tokyo route.
This could mean, that passengers can purchase tickets from Delta Air Lines and then fly with Vietnam Airlines between Tokyo and Detroit, Atlanta, Seattle, Honolulu, Portland, Minneapolis, Los Angeles or between New York, Atalanta, Detroit and Frankfurt.
Domestic flights could include flights between Minneapolis and Boston, Denver, St- Louis, Philadelphia and Chicago. Moreover, flights between Atlanta and Houston, Dallas, Washington D.C., Miami and Austin could become available for customers to book as codeshare.
The latest codeshare agreement could allow passengers to book a codeshare flight and then fulfil the flight formalities only once throughout their journey. Last year, Delta Air Lines and Vietnam Airlines recorded some 18,000 arrivals over the course of their existing cooperation.
Vietnam Airlines is the flag-carrier airline of Vietnam. Initially, the airline was founded back in 1956 as Vietnam Civil Aviation. The main operational hubs are at Noi Bai International Airport and Tan Son Nhat International Airport. Vietnam is member of the SkyTeam alliance and operates flights to over 60 destinations worldwide. The fleet currently consists of one ATR 72, 68 Airbus A321s (12 A321neos), one A330, 14 A350 XWBs and 12 Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Delta Air Lines is one of the largest carriers in the world and was founded back in 1924. The airline has its headquarters at Atlanta Hartsfield and operates with a fleet of over 900 aircraft. Recently, the airline welcomed the first state-of-the-art Airbus A220 and A330neo to its fleet.