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Vietnam Chose HKG As Asian Hub To N. America

Sat Nov 30, 2002 4:18 am

Vietnam Airlines has chose Hong Kong as it's hub to North Asia and North America.

Vietnam Airlines is also considering to launch all-cargo flights to Hong Kong.

HKG is being chosen is because it's an ideal location to connect North America traffic to/from Vietnam.

Vietnam Airlines has also signed a deal with Cathay Pacific for participation in "Asia Miles".
 
ConcordeBoy
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RE: Vietnam Chose HKG As Asian Hub To N. America

Sat Nov 30, 2002 8:39 am

some corroboration would be nice.....

VN originally chose TPE to be their gateway to N. America. Why the supposed change? (not that I'm complaining; I'd rather traverse Chek Lap Kok over Chiang Kai Shek any day!!)
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RE: Vietnam Chose HKG As Asian Hub To N. America

Sat Nov 30, 2002 10:43 am

Thats good news as I get too see VN 772's !!. As for Hong Kong over Taipei, well if they are using the old terminal at TPE then my god, its like 1960 in there and there is almost NOTHING to eat !!
 
ConcordeBoy
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RE: Vietnam Chose HKG As Asian Hub To N. America

Sat Nov 30, 2002 11:22 am

again... some external corroboration would be nice....
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kdonohue
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RE: Vietnam Chose HKG As Asian Hub To N. America

Sun Dec 01, 2002 1:48 am

Any idea if or when Vietnam will be offering service to North America? Will they codeshare with another carrier, or will they fly their own equipment?
 
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RE: Vietnam Chose HKG As Asian Hub To N. America

Sun Dec 01, 2002 2:01 am

Interesting news, but I didn't hear anything official from the airline so far. Is there a newspaper article or something like that?

By the way, I had a look to their routemap on the website. Why is Zurich on this map? As far as I know, they never flew to ZRH. Would be glad if someone could shed some light on that. http://www.vietnamair.com.vn/network.htm

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RE: Vietnam Chose HKG As Asian Hub To N. America

Sun Dec 01, 2002 2:22 am

Is VN codeshare with CX to opearate from HKG to N. America or doing it on their own? If so, what are the destinations? Please advise.
 
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RE: Vietnam Chose HKG As Asian Hub To N. America

Sun Dec 01, 2002 3:15 am

Vietnam Airlines has also received rights to fly Taipei-Seoul, by the way.
 
blink182
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RE: Vietnam Chose HKG As Asian Hub To N. America

Sun Dec 01, 2002 3:23 am

I am not sure if Vietnam Airlines will codeshare with any US partner on these routes, but I do know that AA does codeshare with them out of CDG to Vietnam and I think NRT to Vietnam as well.

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RE: Vietnam Chose HKG As Asian Hub To N. America

Sun Dec 01, 2002 5:23 am

I agree with ConcordeBoy, some corroboration is needed.
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717fan
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RE: Vietnam Chose HKG As Asian Hub To N. America

Sun Dec 01, 2002 7:57 am

@Airways:

They operated to Zurich as a codesharing partner of Swissair (with SR MD-11).
But this was 2 years or so ago.....would be nice if they will come back to Zurich...

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