The signing ceremony was held at a conference on trade promotion of Hung Yen province’s longan and other farm produce on August 12 in presence of Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue.

Under the agreement, Hung Yen longan will be served to business-class passengers on more than 70 domestic and international air-routes of the airline, departing from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City to destinations in Asia, Australia and Europe.

Representatives of Vietnam Airlines and leaders of Hung Yen province in a joint photo

The fruit, which meets the VietGap standard, will undergo several food safety tests and be available on the airline’s flights from August 15 to September 15.

Deputy Prime Minister Hue expressed his delight at the cooperation between Vietnam Airlines and Hung Yen province and highlighted the airline’s efforts to introduce Vietnamese farm produce on its flights.

About the airline’s target of serving Hung Yen logan on its flights, Le Hong Ha, the airline’s Deputy General Director said that the airline promotes the movement “Vietnamese use Vietnamese goods”.

Ha emphasized that Hung Yen longan is among typical Vietnam farm produce that Vietnam Airlines would like to introduce to international passengers.

Apart from the carrier’s efforts to improve its service quality and diversify in-flight meals, its serving longan on flights would promote Vietnamese farm produce to the world, partly helping Vietnamese farmers introduce their products, Ha added.

In June, the airline served Bac Giang litchi on its flights.

Translated by Chung Anh