Officials participating in the 17th General Assembly of the East Asia Inter-Regional Tourism Forum (EATOF 17) have agreed to step up the opening of direct air routes linking Vietnam’s Quang Ninh with some foreign member localities of this forum.
The People's Committee of Kien Giang province has asked the Ministry of Transport to pause flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Phu Quoc Island amid the surge of Covid-19 patients in Vietnam’s largest city.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has proposed the suspension of flights to and from Tho Xuan airport in Thanh Hoa province, and flights between HCMC and Phu Bai in Thua Thien-Hue and between HCMC and Chu Lai in Quang Nam.
As the number of visitors to Vietnam’s largest island, Phu Quoc, is skyrocketing, domestic airlines have competed to increase the flights, or resume or launch new air route to this island.
The Board of Directors of Vietnam Airlines has unexpectedly approved a plan to resume direct flights from Vietnam to the US.
Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi confirmed on June 23 that approximately 440 Japanese experts and entrepreneurs will be paying a visit to Vietnam from June 25- 27.
China’s Guangzhou and Taiwan, Seoul and Tokyo, together with Laos and Cambodia were among potential international air routes Vietnam is considering reopening, after months of border closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the Covid-19 epidemic is now under control in Vietnam, domestic flights have been operational again, with seat distancing no longer applied.
The aviation sector can only recover in 2021 according to an official from the Ministry of Transport.
The Ministry of Transport has ordered more flights to be opened while easing road transport restrictions from April 29.
Budget carrier Vietjet Air on January 13 announced that it has opened five more air routes linking culture, economic and political centres of Vietnam and Japan in 2020.
The Prime Minister has agreed to raise the maximum foreign ownership ratio in Vietnam’s aviation enterprises by 4 percent only.
Air New Zealand’s inaugural flight between Vietnam and Christchurch via Singapore took off on 1 December 2019, marking the start of its five times weekly seasonal service, which will operate until 22 February 2020.
Several air routes from Southeast Asian countries to Danang City have been rolled out by various airlines this year.