Local airlines increase flights after national social distancing

Friday, Apr 24, 2020 08:30

A passenger at Noi Bai International Airport in Ha Noi. — VNA/VNS Photo Huy Hung
Domestic airlines will increase flights on several domestic routes from Thursday while offering new promotions to increase demand after national social distancing ends.

National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines said it would provide between four and six return flights per day connecting Ha Noi with HCM City until the end of this month, and planned to increase that number to 10-13 in the following months.

Meanwhile, one return flight per day on the routes linking Da Nang with Ha Noi and HCM City would continue between Thursday to Sunday, and increase to two before the end of the month. The airline is expected to offer three to five flights per day on these routes in the following months.

Vietnam Airlines also resumed services on the HCM City and Hai Phong/Vinh/Thanh Hoa routes with one flight per day from Thursday; HCM City and Hue/Con Dao from Saturday with one flight each day, and the same with remaining routes from next Wednesday. The airline said it would continue to review the frequency of routes in accordance with the situation.

Budget carrier Jetstar Pacific, a member of Vietnam Airlines Corporation, has also doubled return flights between Ha Noi and HCM City to two per day.

Vietnam Airlines and Jetstar Pacific both said they would strictly follow cleaning rules after each flight.

Meanwhile, low-cost carrier Vietjet has increased the frequency of return flights carrying passengers to six per day between Ha Noi and HCM City; three return flights per day between Ha Noi/HCM City and Da Nang, and one return flight per day on several domestic routes.

Vietjet was also giving away tickets priced from only VND9,000 (US$0.4) on all domestic flights until this Saturday, the airline announced on Thursday.

The super-cheap airfares are available from noon to 2pm at www.vietjetair.com for flights departing from April 23 to December 31 (excluding national holidays). — VNS

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