Airlines is helping promote Vietnam as a key destination
by featuring the country in its airline magazine, said
the head of United Airlines’ representative office in
Ho Chi Minh City.
are now contributing to the promotion of Vietnamese
tourism to the world, said Joe Mannix in a recent news
airline, which became the first American carrier to
land in Vietnam in 30 years, recently published a 12-page
feature entitled “Three perfect days in HCM City” in
the first 2005 edition of its Hemispheres Magazine.
magazine is placed behind every passenger seat of our
485 aircrafts and is read by millions of travellers,
said Mr Mannix.
number of passengers flying the airline’s recently-launched
San Francisco – HCM City route increased dramatically
during the Solar and Lunar New Year, he added.
of our passengers were overseas Vietnamese, said Mr
Mannix, adding that he believed the airline would have
a successful business year.
month, United Airlines officially opened a new booking
office in Hanoi. Thus, Hanoi passengers no longer need
to fly to HCM City first before going to the U.S. with
a stopover in Hong Kong. They can now fly directly from
Hanoi to Hong Kong before going to the US, he said.
Mannix also announced that United Airlines planned to
submit to the Vietnamese government a proposal to launch
a Hanoi - San Francisco route.