Vietnam increases flights’frequency and opens new routes to the country

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Vietnam increases flights’frequency and opens new routes to the country


In order to meet the demand of travel at the end of each year and recover Vietnam’s aviation market after the 2008-2009 global financial meltdown,  Many foreign and domestic airlines are managing  to increase frequencies, open new routes to the country.

Vietnam Airlines from October to late March topped the list of international flight operators for network expansion such as, increasing frequencies and launching new routes, particularly in Asia.

Air Transport Department had approved Vietnam Airlines to operate four more flights on the Hanoi-Shanghai route and three more for the HCMC-Shanghai, and three more flights on each of the HCMC-Kuala Lumpur and Hanoi-Busan directions. Following to Vo Huy Cuong, director of CAAV’s Air Transport Department.  The national air carrier also has more flights to Paris, Moscow, Tokyo and Nagoya, and Korea. In addition to offering more Hanoi-Yangon services, the airline started to fly between HCMC and the city of Myanmar in mid-November.

The SkyTeam member uses many types of its 70 aircraft for the international routes, including Airbus A320s, A321s and A330s, and the Boeing B777s for medium- and long-haul routes to Asian and European destinations.

While some other carriers also expand their frequencies to Vietnam including Dragon Air, which flies 10 times a week between Hanoi and Hong Kong, or three more flights over the summertime. Eva Air, Aeroflot and Lao Airlines also offer one to two more services to the capital city of Vietnam.

The winter schedule also sees foreign budget carriers in the expansion move and rise in the number of cargo flights to and from Vietnam. CAAV has granted Tiger Airways the ticket to raise weekly Singapore-HCMC frequencies up to 21 from 14, and Cebu Pacific to conduct seven Manila-HCMC flights from four a week. foreign cargo carriers operate 58 flights per week to Vietnam, or 17 more than the summer schedule.

Airlines also launch new flights in and out of Vietnam to cater to demand. LOT Polish Airlines began its non-stop Warsaw-Hanoi service in mid-November while Turkish Airlines will fly on the Istanbul-Bangkok-HCMC route from late December.

In November, the five-star, award-winning Qatar Airways opened its new air route to Hanoi and increased its frequencies to HCMC, bringing the total number of its weekly flights between Doha and Vietnam to 11. Lao Airlines has commenced its new air link to this economic hub of Vietnam.

Currently, 51 carriers operate passenger and cargo flights in the Vietnamese market, including four domestic airlines, namely Vietnam Airlines and its subsidiary Vietnam Air Service Co. (Vasco), Jetstar Pacific and the start-up private Air Mekong.

Although demand of travel for both leisure and business at the end of each year is rising fast especially run up to Christmas and New Year holidays, but with increasing of flights and opening more routes and applying Vietnam visa online or evisa Vietnam easily, Foreigners will have a wonderful holiday in Vietnam.

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