Vietnam Airlines, the national air carrier of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, has begun regular flights to Russia. According to the press service of Moscow's Sheremetievo international airport, previously, the two countries had been connected only by chartered flights, which ceased completely several months ago. Now regular flights by Boeing-767s will leave and arrive every Tuesday.
Vietnam Airlines jets have been regularly flying from Vietnam to Singapore, Paris, Seoul, Hong Kong, Taipei, and other capital cities. The air company has great hopes connected with the newly established flights to Russia, Moscow to be used as a passenger changing node.
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