Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Delta Opens Office in Vietnam

Delta Airlines has opened an office here in preparation for the launch of a daily service between the United States and Ho Chi Minh City.

Starting June 1, Delta will fly between HCM and its Tokyo hub, where passengers can make connections to nine U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, Atlanta, Detroit, Portland, Seattle and San Francisco.

Sarathool Monthienvi-chienchai, Delta Air Lines’ general manager in Vietnam, said that since the Los Angeles area is home to the largest Vietnamese population in the United States, ''the new service is expected to appeal to the growing Vietnamese market.''

Delta Airlines also appointed the East Sea Travel & Air Service Group as its general sales agent for passengers, and Indo Trans Logistics company for cargo in Vie├Ąt Nam.

United Airlines is the only U.S. carrier that flies to Vietnam now, with a daily service between San Francisco and HCM via Hong Kong.
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