The Hanoitimes - National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines announced that it will switch operations to Terminal T2 from Terminal T1 at Baiyun International Airport in China’s Guangzhou city from May 19 to improve its services.
Covering an area of some 880,700 square metres, the new terminal is one of the largest terminals in China and can serve 45 million visitors per year. At the terminal, Vietnam Airlines will run check-in counters from 25 to 33. Fast track services for Golden Lotus members with Platinum membership status and business-class passengers will be applied at the new terminal.
The 4,200 square-metre business-class waiting lounge is on the fourth floor and will serve Golden Lotus members and business-class passengers from May 19. Vietnam Airlines has informed passengers of the change in English, Vietnamese and Chinese.
Vietnam Airlines switch operations to new terminal at China’s Baiyun airport.
Relevant authorities will give further instructions for passengers at terminal T2 and increase bus services to the airport. Other airlines also operate at the T2 terminal, including China Southern Airlines, Air France, China Airlines, Aeroflot and Korean Air.
Currently, Vietnam Airlines runs three direct flights connecting Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang city with Guangzhou with 17 flights per week. In 2017, the carrier transported nearly 1 million passengers between Vietnam and Guangzhou, up nearly 28% from the same time last year.
In the first quarter of 2018, Vietnam Airlines earned syndicated revenue of VND25.5 trillion (US$1.1 billion). Of this figure, pre-tax syndicated profit is estimated at VND1.4 trillion (US$64 million), reaching 6.2% of its yearly target, according to Vietnam Airlines.
Vietnam Airlines undertook 33.000 safe flights, up 4.3% year-on-year. In which, the carrier transported 5 million passengers, up 5% year-on-year. At the same time, Vietnam Airlines announced Australian-Vietnamese Chef Luke Nguyen as its Global Cuisine Ambassador with further promoting Vietnamese cuisine and culture to the world. In the three years from 2018 to 2020, Luke Nguyen will take an important role in improving the quality of in-flight meals for Vietnam Airlines. The “culinary magician” will create 8 new dishes featuring the regions of Vietnam (North, Central, South, and Hue) for Business Class.