Vietnam Airlines will sell duty-free goods again on its flights beginning this June in co-operation with well-known provider of luxury brands, King Power.

Deputy director of Vietnam Airlines, Le Hong Ha told Dtinews that duty-free goods will be offered again on their international flights which have flight times of three hours or more.

“At present, about 30 flight routes have this service including those connecting Vietnam and South Korea, Japan, China, France and Russia,” Ha said.

The official added that duty-free goods on Vietnam Airlines flights are always provided by large and prestigious suppliers.

“We used to co-operate with the Imex Pan Pacific-IPP Group to have our goods sources,” Ha said. “This time we will work with another large provider, King Power.

According to the Vietnam Airlines’ representative, customers can pay using Vietnamese Dong, Japanese Yen, Euro, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Singaporean Dollar, Pound, and Won, and seven kinds of cards.

“Booking online on the flights and receiving goods on the ground is becoming a trend,” Ha said. “Regular passengers can book on our website and then get the goods on their flight.”

Vietnam Airlines expects to earn USD1.5 million in revenues in the final half of 2018 and increase to USD 3.1 million in 2019 and USD 5.5 million in 2020.

About Vietnam Airlines

Vietnam Airlines is the national flag carrier of Vietnam and the major carrier in the Mekong sub-region, operating 90 routes to 20 domestic and 29 international destinations with an average of 400 flights per day, connecting the world’s major cities to mesmerizing travel destinations in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar.

During 20 years of development at a 2-digit annual growth rate, Vietnam Airlines has achieved a remarkable advancement to become a major airline in Asia’s aviation market. In June 2010, Vietnam Airlines joined SkyTeam Alliance, affirming the carrier’s new position on the global aviation map as a strategic partner of the alliance in Southeast Asia region. In 2015, Vietnam Airlines became the first airline in the world to operate both next-generation aircraft- Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner & Airbus A350-9XWB- at the same time.

Positioning itself as a modern and reputable carrier whose brand is characterized by Vietnam’s rich culture and national identity, Vietnam Airlines is striving to become one of the most favourable carriers in the Asia-Pacific region.