Ha Noi- Shenzhen, Guangzhou flights launched

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China’s Shenzhen Airlines announced the launch of direct flights between Ha Noi and Shenzhen city and Guangzhou province of China at a ceremony in Ha Noi on September 17.

The will be two flights between Ha Noi and the Chinese destinations each day, boosting tourism ties between Viet Nam and China. 

The flights are also expected to help Viet Nam attract more tourists from third countries as Shenzhen and Guangzhou are home to many foreign workers, businesses and investors.

In 2017, Viet Nam welcomed 4 million Chinese tourists, some 30 percent of the nearly 13 million foreigner visitors to the Southeast Asian country.

China has been an important tourism market of Viet Nam in recent years.

Meanwhile, an increasing number of Vietnamese have picked China as their top destination. According to the UN World Tourism Organization, 3.1 million Vietnamese travelled to China in 2016.

Source: VNA