Vietnamese Airlines to Increase Frequency of Domestic Flights

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HANOI (Vietnam News / Asia News Network): The Ministry of Transport announced Tuesday, October 19, that more domestic flights will be allowed over the next month.

It comes after a successful pilot operation to gradually restore flight movements.

From October 21, a maximum of six daily return flights will be allowed on the routes between Hanoi-HCM, Hanoi-Danang and Danang-HCM.

After November 14, it will drop to seven flights on these routes until the end of November.

On other routes, the maximum will be four flights per trip per day.

The frequency of flights of each airline on each route will be increased by one flight per day on November 1 and 15 if the average seat occupancy rate of all airlines on the route during the previous 7 days has reached at minus 75%.

During the pilot period from October 10 to 17, Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Bamboo Airways and Pacific Airlines operated 193 flights on 17 routes to and from 17 of the 22 airports.

The total number of passengers was around 12,900, of which 49% with Vietnam Airlines, 32.5% with Vietjet Air, 15.6% with Bamboo Airways and 2.9% with Pacific Airlines.

The Ministry of Transport has also set conditions from October 21, which require passengers to meet one of the three criteria, namely to have certificates of full vaccination for at least 14 days and no later than 12 months before departure. , either recover from Covid-19 no later than six months before departure, or test negative for SARS-CoV-2 using rapid RT-PCR and antigen test methods no later than 72 hours before departure.


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