Vietnam Airlines will launch its onboard duty-free sales programme, Lotushop, this year in cooperation with King Power Traveller, a subsidiary of the Hong Kong-based King Power Group. (Photo: VNA)

Accordingly, the airline will join hands with the company in five years in order to expand and improve the services of its Lotushop so as to meet the four-star requirements of UK-based airline review and rating organisation Skytrax.

On sale will be a range of luxury products including perfume, cosmetics, wristwatches, suitcases, and handbags. Passengers can purchase the products onboard on 30 of Vietnam Airlines’ international air routes to/from the Republic of Korea, Japan, China, the UK, France, Russia, and Germany, and more.

Vietnam Airlines Deputy General Director Le Hong Ha said the carrier is striving to deliver shopping experiences of international standards to its passengers, as part of its plan to achieve a five-star rating in the near future, he added.

Established in 1979, the King Power Group devotes itself to diversifying businesses in various countries in Asia-Pacific and Europe, especially in duty-free services.

Meanwhile, the King Power Traveller was listed on the most recent Asia’s Leading In-flight Duty Free Concessionaires by World Travel Asia, where it has been for the last three years./.