Latest News about international flights
The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) revealed that it has proposed to the Ministry of Transport to allow increasing the frequency of domestic flights from December 1.
Economic and transportation experts have agreed that it is high time for Vietnam to reopen international flight routes and gave their suggestions on how they should be managed post-pandemic at a webinar on Wednesday.
The Ministry of Transport has proposed reopening international flights to 15 countries and territories in the world in three phases.
Besides changes from the “new normal” to a “new future”, Vietnam needs to improve its tourism products and services to continue tapping into global tourism, including the potential market of Japan.
Vietnam Airlines announced on July 12 that it will reopen international routes from the country to a number of destinations in Asia, Europe, and Australia between July and October.
Regular international flights can be gradually resumed by the end of 2021 as the COVID-19 situation will improve in the second half of the year when vaccination is accelerated in Vietnam and in the world.
Although “vaccine passports” are yet to become official, airlines are nonetheless preparing for the resumption of international flights based on their introduction.
Travel agencies are attempting to be more creative as more people are choosing backpacking.
In Vietnam, domestic flights have been resumed and the Prime Minister has asked relevant agencies to study the use of “vaccine passports” and gradually reopen international flights.
Despite the Covid-19 crisis, Bamboo Airways and Vietnam Airlines have announced plans to fly non-stop to the US by the end of this year.
From April 1 to June 30, Vietnam Airlines will expand the operation of four international air routes: Hanoi - Narita (Tokyo, Japan), Hanoi - Incheon (Seoul, South Korea), Hanoi - Sydney and Ho Chi Minh City - Sydney (Australia).
The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) is working with some relevant agencies to discuss a plan to welcome international tourists from some countries back to Vietnam in the third quarter of the year after the peak summer travel season.
The Vietnam Travel Aviation Co. Ltd (Vietravel Airlines) made its debut in Ho Chi Minh City on Dec. 26 after fully meeting necessary requirements and procedures for commercial operation.
A man who entered the country illegally from Myanmar is the latest patient to test positive for COVID-19.
The aviation industry has experienced a sharp decrease in passenger volume this year.
The Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) has granted international flight permits for flights using a quarantine fee package.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has agreed to keep the nation’s borders closed to foreign visitors due to complex developments of the COVID-19 pandemic taking place both regionally and globally.
International commercial air routes were reopened about a month ago under a Prime Ministerial decision.