Jakarta (VNA) – National carrier Vietnam Airlines has resumed service between Ho Chi Minh City and Jakarta (Indonesia) on July 2 after months of closure due to COVID-19.
The first flight in months, coded VN631, took off from HCM City for Jakarta around 9:40 a.m., with 144 passengers on board; and the return flight took off from Jakarta‘s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport at 1.50 p.m. carrying 171 passengers.
There are now regular return trips on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
It is another international destination to which Vietnam Airlines has restarted the air route after Vietnam reopened its border and lifted travel restrictions.
Nguyen Minh Toan, head of Vietnam Airline’s representative office in Indonesia, said there was a strong demand for travel between Vietnam and
Indonesiaand the resumption of an air link between the two countries, at the rate of three flights per week, marked a start for the carrier before it could recover the frequency of seven flights per week as before the pandemic.
Travelers can visit its official website at www.vietnamairlines.com or the Facebook fanpage www.facebook.com/VietnamAirlines; log into the mobile app Vietnamese airlines; or contact its booking agencies for more information and further assistance./.