Vietnam Airlines has opened reservations for Seoul-Hanoi, with the first flight scheduled for September 25.
âThis is the first official international commercial flight to Vietnam since the Covid-19 situation stabilized in Vietnam,â the airline said in a September 23 statement.
The airline offers more than 300 seats on an Airbus A350. Tickets are not sold through its website, but through its official offices and agents in South Korea and Vietnam.
âBeing the first scheduled international commercial flight to Vietnam, the strict coordination of Vietnam Airlines and the [relevant] authorities is needed. As soon as the plan was approved on the night of September 22 by the government, Vietnam Airlines and associated units completed all the procedures necessary to resume this route and open reservations. “
Passengers are subject to various requirements, including producing a valid result for a Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction test, performed within three days of departure; confirm details of their quarantine in Vietnam; install a tracking application on their mobile phone; and complete medical reports.
The airline adds: âCurrently, passengers connecting from a third country will not be accepted for transport. After returning to Vietnam, crew members will be subject to health checks and quarantined in accordance with regulations. The entire aircraft will be disinfected, including the cockpit and cockpit in accordance with international standards.
After suspending international flights from March 23, Vietnam resumed commercial passenger operations on six international routes to Tokyo, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; Canton, China; Vientian, Laos; Taipei, Taiwan; and Phnom Penh, Cambodia. There will be no more than two flights per week to each destination.
In a September 20 update, the Vietnam Civil Aviation Authority (CAAV) said Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet Air will collectively operate four weekly flights to Hanoi and five to Ho Chi Minh City, capped at 1, respectively. 304 and 1290 seats.
CAAV has also worked with partner regulators for the schedules of foreign operators in Vietnam.
China Southern Airlines will serve Guangzhou-Ho Chi Minh City once a week.
Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways will alternately operate a weekly flight from Tokyo to Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City.
Like Japan, Taiwanese carriers China Airlines and EVA Air will operate a weekly flight from Taipei to Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, and will submit specific plans of operations to CAAV “in the near future.”
South Korea is also expected to submit details of its airlines soon.