Vietnam Airlines to Resume Flights to Van Don Airport on March 3 | Business



Vietnam Airlines will become the first to restart flights to the Van Don Airport since the start of the local COVID-19 epidemic (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) Vietnam Airlines announced on February 26 that it would resume flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Van Don Airport in northern Quang Ninh province, which was hit by COVID-19 on March 3 as the province brought the pandemic under control and the airport is now safe to accommodate passengers.

The national carrier will therefore become the first to restart flights to Van Don airport since the start of the local COVID-19 epidemic.

From March 3 to 17, a weekly flight will run between the two destinations on Wednesdays. The number of flights will be increased to three per week, on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, from March 18 until the end of the year.

Flights will depart at 1:00 p.m. from HCM City and at 3:45 p.m. from Van Don.

Passengers on the first three flights after the resumption will receive a reduction of VND 507,000 (USD 22) one way.

According to the carrier, as the third wave of COVID-19[female[feminine was fairly well managed, the number of passengers traveling by air quickly recovered. During the recent Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday, the aviation industry operated approximately 14,400 flights in total, carrying over 1.7 million passengers./.




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