Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Vietnam Airlines have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen their commercial partnership.

The carriers will initially investigate the possibility of codesharing agreements to improve connectivity between Vietnam and Singapore. This could potentially be expanded to include additional Singapore Airlines destinations. Furthermore, the two airlines will investigate additional avenues of commercial cooperation that could increase customer value and options.

Mr. Pham Minh Chinh, Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and Dr. Tan See Leng, Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Trade and Industry of Singapore, witnessed the signing of the MOU on 10 February 2023 at the Vietnam-Singapore Business Forum.

Vietnam Airlines and Singapore Airlines have maintained a partnership for more than two decades. As international border restrictions were loosened in 2022, both airlines sought opportunities to expand their bilateral cooperation in order to provide superior service to customers travelling between Vietnam and Singapore.

Mr. Le Hong Ha, Chief Executive Officer of Vietnam Airlines, stated, “We are pleased to build on this agreement with our trusted partner Singapore Airlines – one of the world’s leading carriers. Over many years, Singapore remains one of the most important markets for Vietnam Airlines. We hope to leverage our joint capabilities throughout many commercial fields of our business and therefore provide seamless experience to our valued customers. This MoU will also build a strong foundation for our future partnership and robust recovery after the pandemic.”

Mr. Goh Choon Phong, Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Airlines, stated, “Singapore Airlines and Vietnam Airlines have well-established networks, which can support one another to strengthen the connectivity between the two ASEAN countries and to key markets around the world. These win-win arrangements will offer more options and greater value for our customers, support economic growth, and bolster initiatives that facilitate tourism activities.”


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