A representative of the airline held that Vietnam Airlines is striving to meet demand of passengers in Russia, adding that they will operate new routes linking Vietnam and Russia in the future.

It also contributes to the enhancement of the bilateral partnership, especially in tourism and people-to-people exchanges.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Ngo Duc Manh (C), a representative from Vietnam Airlines, and a leader of Domodedovo  airport cut the cake to celebrate the first flight to Russia by  Boeing 787-9 of Vietnam Airline

The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner can carry up to 311 passengers and saves 20 percent of fuel compared to previous generations of aircraft.

On Hanoi-Moscow flights, passengers can enjoy a range of movies and music on personal touch screen. Vietnam Airlines offers baggage free of charge for 30kg and gives between 1,000 and 3,000 bonus points for Golden Lotus membership until June 30.

Since its initial flights to Russia in 2002, Vietnam Airlines has transported 1.5 million passengers between the two countries. It has cooperated with Aeroflot and Siberia Airlines to operate flights to 30 locations in Russia.

Vietnam Airlines was recognized as a four-star airline for two consecutive years in 2016 and 2017 by the international air transport rating organization Skytrax.

Translated by Song Anh