Discounted plane seats seek to lure domestic passengers

Thursday, Apr 04, 2013 17:33

HCM CITY (VNS) — The HCM City Tourism Association and Vietnam Airlines on Tuesday announced a discount programme aimed at stimulating domestic travel demand this year.

Vietnam Airlines will offer discounts of 38-58 per cent on domestic flights from HCM City and Ha Noi to Hai Phong, Da Nang, Nha Trang and Phu Quoc for tourists booking at 11 travel firms.

They include Vietravel, Sai Gon Tourist, Fiditour, Hoa Binh, Lien Bang and Festival.

The travel firms announced discounts of 35-42 per cent on package tours to Da Nang, 30-47 per cent to Ha Noi, 23-34 per cent to Nha Trang, and 27-52 per cent to Phu Quoc.

Their sales began on April 1.

Last year, a similar programme opened in May and became popular despite the economic situation.

By the end of the year, it attracted 15,800 customers who got discounts of 35-40 per cent on package tours. — VNS

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