With the switch to Heathrow airport as its UK base from the end of March 2015, Vietnam Airlines will offer an increased service to Vietnam, with nonstop flights to both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City as well as onward connections to 17 other destinations within Vietnam and more than 20 further destinations in Southeast Asia.
Brand new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners will also be introduced on UK routes from July 2015, elevating service and product standards including fully flat beds, direct aisle access and increased passenger privacy in Business Class, as well as inflight wifi throughout.
Paul Wait, chief executive of the GTMC commented: “The GTMC values its relationships with industry partners and we are pleased to be working closely with Vietnam Airlines. With the airline’s significant move to Heathrow and the focus placed on offering a quality product and service to the corporate travel sector we look forward to a partnership that will foster positive and productive relationships with our members.”
Le Thanh Dzung, general manager UK & Ireland, Vietnam Airlines added: “The UK business travel market is a key priority for Vietnam Airlines, and we believe that becoming a GTMC partner will help us to develop our relationship with TMCs and will support the major investments we have made to enhance our product and service offering. The GTMC provides the vital means to reach out to corporate travellers across the UK and we look forward to cementing this partnership through our joint marketing and training activity over the coming months.”
Representing a diverse range of travel management companies – from global companies to small independent specialists and top regional agencies – GTMC is the voice of business travel and acts to lobby those who have an impact on the business travel community, together with promoting the activities of its members as the best in quality and value to the business traveller.