China Southern Airlines to open more routes to Vietnam

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China Southern Airlines, a major Chinese airline, will launch a direct air route between Shanghai and Ho Chi Minh City, using Airbus 320s, on Oct. 30.

The air company introduced to the press on Wednesday its products and flight schedules for the coming winter, including the weekly flight between Shanghai and Ho Chi Minh City.

It will also increase the flight frequency on the route between Ho Chi Minh City and the Chinese port city of Shenzhen to daily from the current three flights a week from Oct. 30.

The flight frequency on the route of Hanoi-Guangzhou will to be increased to three flights a day, also starting from Oct. 30.

Passengers are expected to to see four flights a day between Hanoi and Guangzhou in Jan. 2017.

China Southern Airlines, which currently has 700 planes, will increase its fleet to 1,000 units by 2020, Cui Heng, general manager of the company’s Ho Chi Minh City Office, told press.

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