Hanoi, 18 December 2019 - Vietnam Airlines has just officially launched a new route connecting Hanoi and Macau with flight number VN456 departing from Hanoi at 7:45 PM on 16 December and VN459 departing from Macau at 8:35 AM on 17 December (local time). Consul-General of Vietnam in Hong Kong and Macau Tran Thanh Huan attended and cut the ribbon in the opening ceremony of the initial flight departing from Macau.

“The route connecting Hanoi and Macau operated by Vietnam Airlines will contribute to meeting rising travel demand – promoting the connection, cooperation, and exchange within the Greater Bay Area and with Vietnam. I believe that with this new route, more people of Macau – as well as the Greater Bay Area – will gain a better familiarity with Hanoi and come to explore new investment opportunities,” said Consul-General Tran Thanh Huan.

Consul-General Tran Thanh Huan acknowledged significant achievements from the multifaceted cooperation between Vietnam and Macau in recent years. The two-way trade between Vietnam and Macau reached USD 82.4 million in 2018 (up 40.2 per cent) and reached USD 73.2 million in the first 10 months of 2019 (up 2.4 per cent). Macau is investing in 15 various projects in Vietnam with a total registered capital of more than USD 151.6 million.

Vietnam Airlines operates flights from Hanoi and Macau both in the early mornings and late evening hours – offering passengers optimal options for their travel itineraries. Accordingly, flights on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday will depart from Hanoi at 7:45 PM and from Macau at 11:50 PM. Flights on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday will depart from Hanoi at 4:00 AM and from Macau at 8:35 AM.

The Hanoi - Macau route is the 10th new route officially serviced by Vietnam Airlines in 2019. This route will enhance Vietnam Airlines’ flight network, increasing Vietnam Airlines’ number of routes to China to 18 and the airline’s total number of routes in its network to more than 100. With this new route, passengers can to not only visit Macau but can also conveniently visit nearby areas such as Hong Kong, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen. Afterward, passengers can travel back to Vietnam via one of Vietnam Airlines’ direct flights from these locations.

Macau is one of the two special administrative regions of China in its Greater Bay Area – the connecting area between Hong Kong, Macau, and Guangdong. Macau attracts tens of millions of visitors every year, not only thanks to its animated tourism options, shopping districts, and entertainment activities but also by its unique blend of Eastern-Western cultures, architectural styles, and cuisines.