Polish airline to suspend Warsaw-Hanoi service
Poland-based LOT Polish Airlines will stop offering flights connecting Warsaw and Hanoi as of March 25, after less than two years in service, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV).
LOT Polish Airlines said the suspension was made following market difficulties, adding that the air route will be reopened once conditions permit, newswire Saigon Times Online quoted CAAV as announcing.
The direct service connecting the Eastern European capital and Vietnam's capital city was launched in November 2010, with three weekly flights on a 243-seat Boeing 767-300 aircraft.
LOT Polish Airlines' ceased service will not affect the number of international flights to the country this summer, since most other carriers have maintained their flight frequency, while CAAV has also licensed new airliners to offer services to Vietnam, it said.
Specifically, CAAV has licensed Emirates Airline to offer seven weekly flights between Dubai and HCM City, starting this June.
Emirates announced in January that it will use its Airbus 330-200 with 27 business seats and 251 economic ones for flights from Dubai to HCM City - the carrier's 124th destination worldwide.
The new service is expected to connect the Middle East, Europe, and Africa and Vietnam.
Meanwhile, CAAV also licensed Saudi Airlines Cargo to offer two weekly flights by Boeing 747 to HCM City as of the end of this month.
Tuoi Tre - March 22, 2012