Vietnamese airlines roll out new international flights

Monday, Apr 24, 2017 15:46

Many international flights are expected to open this year to serve the increasing demands of both domestic and foreign passengers. — Photo

Vietnamese airlines have drawn up plans to expand their international presence to serve the increasing demands of both domestic and foreign passengers.

Low-cost carrier Vietjet Air will open a new flight connecting Ha Noi and Singapore on April 27, its second air route to the country after the flight between HCM City and Singapore was launched in 2014. Meanwhile, flights from Da Nang to the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s Seoul are set to begin from May 31.

The carrier also launched services between Ha Noi-Siem Reap (Cambodia) and HCM City-Taichung (Taiwan) at the outset of this year.

Another budget airline, Jetstar Pacific, will offer services on the Dong Hoi-Chiang Mai (Thailand) route in June as part of its plan to expand in Asia. On March 27, the airline began Da Nang-Hong Kong (China) flights.

The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines commenced direct flights from Ha Noi to Sydney on March 28. This is the airline’s third air route to Australia, following flights connecting HCM City and Sydney and Melbourne.

Opportunities will arise for trade between Viet Nam and foreign cities as other international airlines have fleshed out plans to fly to Viet Nam. Da Nang City and the RoK’s Daegu City have been linked by T’way Air, a low-cost airline in the RoK, from April 2. Also, Emirates Airline will operate daily non-stop flight from Ha Noi to Dubai from July 2.

Meanwhile, promotional air fares will be provided by Australian Jetstar Group for passengers flying between Australia’s Sydney and Melbourne cities and HCM City from May. — VNS

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