Vietnam Airlines will operate one-way flights from Vietnam to Japan starting from September 18.

The national carrier says the flights are intended to “serve the increasing needs of passengers wishing to work, study and stay in Japan”.

The airline is operating four flights to Tokyo’s Narita Airport, but the carrier will not be flying any return flights.

Flights from Hanoi to Tokyo’s Narita Airport will depart at 11.45 pm on September 18, 25, and 30, and flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Narita will depart at 12 am on September 30. A B787 aircraft will be flown on all flights.

The airline says the its crew will undergo health checks and a quarantine period after the flight.

The airline adds that it is planning to resume return flights from Japan to Vietnam pending  “approval from the relevant authorities”, and that it is also hoping to resume flights to South Korea, China, Taiwan, Laos, and Cambodia.