SIA, Vietnam Airlines to strengthen commercial cooperation

Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Vietnam Airlines signed a Memorandum of Understanding – during the Vietnam-Singapore Business Forum on February 9 to strengthen the commercial collaboration between the two airlines.

With a long-standing partnership for over 20 years, both carriers will initially explore opportunities for codeshare arrangements to facilitate better connectivity between Vietnam and Singapore, which could potentially be expanded to other destinations that SIA serves.

From left: Vietnam Airlines’ Le Hong Ha and Singapore Airlines’ Goh Choon Phong at the MoU signing in Singapore (Photo: Singapore Airlines)

They will also explore other areas of commercial cooperation that could offer more value and options to customers.

Goh Choon Phong, CEO, Singapore Airlines, commented that both airlines have “well-established networks” that can “strengthen the connectivity between the two countries and to key markets around the world”.

The arrangement will help “support economic growth, and bolster initiatives that facilitate tourism activities”, he added.

Vietnam Airlines’ CEO Le Hong Ha said: “Over many years, Singapore remains one of the most important markets for Vietnam Airlines. We hope to leverage our joint capabilities throughout many commercial fields of our business and therefore provide seamless experience to our valued customers.”

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