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Airlines called on to cut fares amid oil price drop

Update: January, 07/2016 - 09:10
The Civil Aviation Authority of Viet Nam urged the airlines to cut fares because jet fuel prices have dropped. — Photo motthegioi
HA NOI  (VNS) — The Civil Aviation Authority of Viet Nam yesterday urged domestic airlines to cut fares and provide more special discount programmes because jet fuel prices have dropped.

In documents sent to Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Pacific and Vietjet, the authority said the Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang recommended The price of Jet A1 fuel had dropped significantly since late last year, positively affecting the air transport market, it said.

The agency asked the airlines to present the price cut and discount schemes by January 10.

Vietnam Airlines has announced that it will have some 800 more flights on domestic and international routes to meet the demand of passengers during the forthcoming Tet holiday.

The national flag carrier will run the additional flights within a month from January 24 on 22 routes that have the strongest air travel demand, with 136,000 seats to be made available.

The routes include those from Ha Noi to HCM City, Nha Trang, Phu Quoc and Da Nang; from HCM City to Da Nang, Hai Phong, Vinh, Hue and Nha Trang; from Can Tho, HCM City to Taiwan's Taipei and Kaohsiung; and from HCM City to Hong Kong and Japan's Fukuoka and Osaka. — VNS

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