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Vietnam receives flight from Seoul amid hopes for business rebound

Regular commercial route resumes, with Japan, China and Taiwan to follow

Vietnam Airlines pilots disembark from a flight from Taiwan at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi in March, 2020.   © EPA/Jiji

HO CHI MINH CITY -- A Vietnam Airlines flight from Seoul touched down in Hanoi on Friday, with businesses hoping it would be the start of a wave of commercial flights bringing back trade, and eventually tourism, to the pandemic-hit Southeast Asian economy.

Passengers covered from head to toe in chalk-blue protective suits disembarked at Noi Bai International Airport at lunchtime, photos from local media show.

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