Vietnam Airlines has announced it has extended its codesharing partnership with Delta Air Lines, allowing Delta to offer seats on the Vietnamese carrier´s flights, the company said.
Vietnam Airlines says the move marks its first effort to capitalise on the country´s attainment of Category 1 status from the US Federal Aviation Administration in February.
In addition to allowing Vietnamese carriers to offer services to the USA, Category 1 allows Vietnamese carriers to carry to code of USA-based airlines.
The upgraded agreement will allow Delta to distribute Vietnam Airlines seats on the Hanoi-Tokyo route beginning October 2019. Both Delta and Vietnam Airlines carriers serve Tokyo´s two airports, Narita and Haneda. Delta will cease all Narita operations in September and transfer all Tokyo flights to Haneda.