return icon Vietnamnet.vn

Transport ministry asks to clarify overpricing of air tickets

The Ministry of Transport has asked the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) to coordinate with airlines to deal with the airline tickets that are so overpriced in peak periods during Tet holidays.

{keywords}


The ministry delegated CAAV to provide information about carriers’ flight ticket prices to press agencies and measures on solving existing problems.

There is a scarcity of tickets for flights from provinces and cities to HCMC, leading to the overpricing of airfares due to the growing demand for travel of people these days.

Travelers have complained about prices for flights on the Hanoi-HCMC route that have risen up VND6 -9 million (US$263 - US$394), and airfare of flights from Vinh to HCMC is more than VND6 million.

CAAV has given permission to carriers to increase their number of flights to meet increasing travel demand during the upcoming Tet holidays several times.

Accordingly, the total number of seats of 13,400 flights departed from January 23 to February 16 was 2.85 million. On January 2, CAAV decided to add more flights, raising the total number of flights to 15,300 featuring 3.2 million seats.

On February 7, CAAV has continuously given a nod to airlines to provide 250 additional flights connecting northern and central localities and Southern provinces and cities.

 

Source: SGGP

Air tickets expected to be cheaper once regular air routes reopen

Air tickets expected to be cheaper once regular air routes reopen

The reopening of international air routes, slated for January 1, will give more opportunities for passengers to fly to Vietnam.

MORE NEWS

U.S. recommends adding birthplace info to Vietnam’s new passport

The U.S. is still reviewing Vietnam’s new passport and has asked visa applicants to submit their birthplace information.

VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES AUGUST 13

Vietnam logs 1,815 new coronavirus cases on August 13

VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS AUGUST 13

Vietnamese firm reaches first partnership deal to develop eSports in Cambodia

Power shortage worries increase hunger for coal

Vietnam is maximising its coal mining output amid widespread power outages in the north.

Indicators ripe for wave of tech startup successes

Venture capital investment flows into Vietnam, particularly from Singapore, are on track to surpass the previous level, propelled by the country’s buoyant tech startup scene.

Tourism industry faces serious labor shortage

Because of low pay, many workers have left the tourism sector.

Industrial parks, economic zones absorb US$ 230 billion in foreign direct investment

Industrial parks (IPs) and economic zones (EZs) across the country have attracted nearly 11,000 foreign direct investment projects worth US$230 billion, according to Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Tran Quoc Phuong.

Property, fishery sectors face hardship as credit chokes

At a government-to-business conference held yesterday, representatives of business associations expressed their concern over being unable to access bank loans as banks are running out of credit growth quotas.

Utilising every opportunity to grow and overcome challenges

That is the message and guideline of Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung at the national conference on how to sustainably develop.

Outbound tours to Europe rocked by passport tangle

A number of Vietnamese outbound travel companies have already been affected by the decision of some European nations to not recognise Vietnam’s new passports.

Huynh Nguyen Mai Phuong becomes Miss World Vietnam 2022

Huynh Nguyen Mai Phuong was crowned Miss World Vietnam 2022 after surpassing 36 competitors at the finale held at MerryLand Quy Nhon in the south-central province of Binh Dinh on August 12.

Young people discover the universe via telescopes

Many young people have been spending time and money to buy telescopes and build rooftop observatories to admire the wonders of the universe.

Ample room remains for Vietnam’s exports to EU

There is still a lot of room for Vietnamese goods to expand their presence in the European Union (EU) market, but accessing its retail distribution systems is extremely important, heard a seminar in Ho Chi Minh City on August 11.

Vietnam yet rolls out Covid jabs for under-5s

Vietnam has yet planned to get younger kids aged under five vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH).
back_to_top