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Hung Yen longans to be served on Vietnam Airlines flights

Released at: 16:25, 14/08/2018

Hung Yen longans to be served on Vietnam Airlines flights

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Famed longans from northern province to be part of dessert on flights from August 15.

by Le Diem

National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has signed a cooperation agreement with Hung Yen authorities to introduce the northern province’s specialty on its flights.

Fresh longans must meet domestic VietGap standards on food safety before being served as a dessert to business-class passengers on 70 flights from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to domestic localities as well as to Europe, Australia and Asia. It will be offered for a month, until September 15, when the main longan crop comes to an end.

Longan is planted in many provinces around Vietnam but Hung Yen is renowned as the Kingdom of the fruit, with some 3,800 ha at harvest time. Its longans are famous for their thick pulp and sweet taste. Over 41,000 tonnes are expected to be harvested in the province this year.

At the signing ceremony, Mr. Le Hong Ha, Deputy General Director of Vietnam Airlines, said the carrier prioritizes Vietnamese products to help introduce local produce to the world and support farmers for the consumption. In term of culture, it is also a way to link aviation products with the country’s traditional cuisine.

Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue told the ceremony he appreciates the cooperation between Vietnam Airlines and Hung Yen province as well as the airline’s efforts to promote the country’s agricultural products.

Vietnam Airlines began serving passengers Bac Giang province’s litchis in June, another specialty of the north, in business class and special economic class meals on flights departing from Hanoi.

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