Vietnam Airlines includes fresh longan on flights

Monday, Aug 13, 2018 15:00

Vietnam Airlines will serve fresh longan from Hung Yen Province on its flights between August 15 and September 15. — Photo

Fresh longan from Hung Yen Province will be served to business-class passengers on Vietnam Airlines’ domestic and international flights departing from Ha Noi and HCM City to destinations in Asia, Australia and Europe.

This is part of co-operation between Vietnam Airlines and Hung Yen Province in a bid to introduce and promote the provincial specialty to local and international friends at the provincial trade promotion conference for longan on August 12.

Hung Yen Province is a large longan farming hub in northern Viet Nam with over 3,800ha of longan at harvest time. Hung Yen longan is famous for its thick pulp and sweet taste.

Longan served on Vietnam Airlines’ flights is cultivated in line with Good Agriculture Practice (VietGAP). This dessert fruit will be available on flights for one month, from August 15 to September 15.

Le Hong Ha, Vietnam Airlines deputy general director, said as the national flag carrier, Vietnam Airlines has actively promoted “Vietnamese prefer Vietnamese goods” campaign, giving special priority to Vietnamese goods.

“Hung Yen longan is one of the country’s typical agricultural products that Vietnam Airlines wishes to introduce to international passengers on its flights,” Ha said.

Apart from improving the service quality and diversifying the food experience, Ha said serving longan on flights would be a chance to promote Vietnamese agricultural products to the world, helping solve the output problems for farmers.

In June, Vietnam Airlines also included fresh litchi of Bac Giang Provice in the meal service for business class and special economic class on flights departing from Ha Noi.

Hung Yen Province is expected to harvest over 41,000 tonnes of longan this year. – VNS

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