Some local air carriers such as Vietnam Airlines, Pacific Airlines, Vasco and Bamboo Airways will increase their management fees by up to VND100,000 per passenger.
Fewer people would be allowed to enter airports to pick up or drop passengers off for departure, particularly at the busy Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi and Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCMC, during the upcoming national holidays.
Airlines are offering more flights on the national holidays marking the Reunification and International Labor Day, but air tickets for some routes are running out because of high demand.
A number of domestic airlines have increased the frequency of flights to major tourist attractions nationwide in anticipation of a huge influx of travelers during the upcoming national holiday,
The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has asked airlines to quickly refund or exchange tickets for passengers who cannot fly to their destinations in areas under lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Flights to other countries bring 50 percent of Vietnam Airlines’ total revenue, but the number remains modest. And domestic air transport has just begun to recover.
The debts incurred by enterprises in the aviation industry, due in 2020, if not payable, will have a big impact on public debt.
The on-time performance (OTP) of Vietnamese carriers remained at a high level from March 19 to May 18, after the number of flights was cut significantly due to COVID-19.
Airlines called for the return of international flights at a symposium on tourism on Thursday.
The MoT proposed to halt the establishment of new airlines, with new applications considered only once the aviation market rebounds to a normal state.
Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The chaired a conference on February 27 to seek measures to counter difficulties caused by the COVID-19 epidemic.
Airline industry body IATA predicts global air travel demand will fall for the first time since 2009.
Local carriers had incurred total losses of over VND10 trillion as of February 10, Tuoi Tre reported, citing the head of the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) Dinh Viet Thang.