Hanoi, Viet Nam - Socialist Republic of
A BOEING 777-200ER VIETNAM AIRLINES JET LANDS IN HANOI.
A Boeing 777-200ER aircraft, the first long-haul plane of its kind leased by
Vietnam's national carrier Vietnam Airlines, lands in Hanoi April 17, 2003
after a 14-hour flight from Seattle. The aircraft, adorned with the
airline's new logo of a golden lotus, will be used on its direct flight to
Paris from May, despite a sharp downturn in tourism from the deadly flu-like
SARS virus. REUTERS/Kham