Vietnam Airlines opens more routes to meet the increasing travel needs as the COVID-19 pandemic is brought under control. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — National carrier Vietnam Airlines will open five more domestic routes from this month, with fares from VNĐ99,000 (US$4.2) per way.
These additional routes aim to meet the increasing travel needs as the COVID-19 pandemic is brought under control and social distancing measures are eased. It is expected to stimulate tourism demand before the peak summer period, responding to the campaign ‘Vietnamese people travel in Viet Nam’ launched by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
The additional routes include HCM City–Tuy Hòa, which will be opened from May 16, with a frequency of one round trip per day; Hải Phòng–Nha Trang, and Vinh – Đà Lạt, from May 20 and May 19 respectively, with three return flights per week on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday each.
Vietnam Airlines said the airfare of VNĐ99,000 per way (price including taxes and fees is VNĐ579,000) applies for passengers who buy tickets on the carrier’s website or mobile app from May 13 to June 30 this year, for flights until June 30.
Customers who buy tickets through the ticket office or agents will pay VNĐ109,000 per way (price including taxes and fees is VNĐ590,000).
To ensure safety for passengers and the community, Vietnam Airlines still maintains disinfection spraying of the entire fleet operated on the day, while implementing measures to check passengers’ health at the airports according to regulations of the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam.
The flight crew, consisting of pilots and flight attendants, are equipped with masks, gloves, eyeglasses and alcohol-wipes. Passengers traveling on the plane during this time are required to wear a mask during the flight. — VNS