Vietnam Airlines to resume flights to 15 foreign destinations | Company

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A plane of Vietnamese airlines (Photo: VietnamPlus)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam Airlines plans to resume scheduled international flights connecting Vietnam with 15 countries and territories in the first half of 2022.

The recovery will take place in two phases and will depend on the approval of the relevant agencies.

In the first phase, scheduled to start on January 1 next year and last around two weeks, the national flag carrier will carry out return flights between Vietnam and the United States, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan (China), Singapore, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia.

Each route will have one to four flights per week, and frequency will gradually increase based on passenger demand and anti-pandemic requirements.

Meanwhile, the company is set to reopen air links connecting the country to the UK, France, Germany, Russia, Australia, Hong Kong (China) and China. Malaysia in the second phase.

In an online chat on Dec. 23, Vietnam National Tourism Administration Director General Nguyen Trung Khanh said that if the country lags behind in resuming international flights, it will lose chances not only to attract tourists, but also to recover other sectors, including the aviation industry.

He noted that over the past nearly two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has had an extremely negative impact on all aspects, with tourism and aviation being among the first to be hit hard. These two sectors should continue to face many difficulties in the years to come.

The reopening of shops
international flights is urgently needed, especially in this year-end period when people, especially overseas Vietnamese, have a strong demand to return to their home countries, the official added./.

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