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Vietnam, UK launch first air cargo service

By T.Dao

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HCMC – TT Meridian, the first Vietnamese business headquartered in the United Kingdom, has begun a new freight service linking the UK and Vietnam via Turkmenistan Airlines as an intermediary.

TT Meridian announced the launch of its maiden flight to transport cargo between the UK and Vietnam on May 19, which will be operated by Turkmenistan Airlines, reported the local media.

According to a representative of TT Meridian, the air cargo route will create favorable conditions for exporters, importers and agents to have diverse services to conduct their trading, helping to increase cargo flight numbers and the freight volume transported via air between the two countries.

For the service, each flight can handle 30 tons of cargo each time, allowing for large cargo consignments that could not be carried by a passenger aircraft.

The cargo flight will depart from London Stansted Airport in England to Ashgabat International Airport, Turkmenistan, every Wednesday night (local time) and continue its journey the next morning to Noi Bai International Airport in Vietnam on Thursday afternoon (Hanoi time).

The cargo flight will also take off from Hanoi on Thursday nights and arrive at Stansted London Airport on Wednesday morning the following week.

In 2022, Vietnam’s total exports to the UK reached 5.9 billion pounds, rising 30.3% against the previous year. Meanwhile, the UK saw an increase of 22.3% in export revenue to Vietnam to one billion pounds last year.

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