Local airlines rush to open new air routes, increase flight frequency in summer

Travelers now have more choices for flights as air carriers have opened new air routes and offered more flights to tourist sites with attractive sale promotion programs in the summer high season.

Jetstar Pacific on May 25 opened the new air route Da Nang – Thanh Hoa. One day before, it began providing Da Nang – Phu Quoc flights, connecting the central region’s economic and tourism center with the ‘pearl island’.

Local airlines rush to open new air routes, increase flight frequency in summer

Airlines rush to open new air routes

Airlines have rushed to open new air routes and increase flight frequency as travel demand increases sharply in summer.

A Jetstar Pacific representative said the first Da Nang – Phu Quoc flight was implemented with Airbus A320, carrying 186 passengers, while the flight from Phu Quoc to Da Nang, taking off at 7 pm of the same day, carried 350 passengers.

The airline plans to provide four return flights a week on both routes.

Prior to that, on April 19, Jetstar Pacific opened the Da Nang – Vinh route, 3 flights a week, a part of the plan to expand the flight network in the central region. It connects with the networks of Vietnam Airlines Group, Jetstar Group and Emirates to provide flights to 185 destination points in 18 countries and territories.

Airlines have rushed to open new air routes and increase flight frequency as travel demand increases sharply in summer.

In mid-April, Vietjet began selling tickets for HCMC – Bali flights, scheduled to be launched on May 29. Vietjet is the only airline with non-stop HCMC-Bali route, with the fly time of 4 hours.

 

Some days before, on April 19, Vietjet opened the Phu Quoc – Hong Kong route. Also in April, it opened five domestic air routes to Can Tho, including Hai Phong – Can Tho, Vinh – Can Tho, Thanh Hoa – Can Tho, Nha Trang – Can Tho and Da Lat – Can Tho.

Bamboo Airways, the newcomer in the market, on May 10 launched three new air routes from Hai Phong (Cat Bi Airport) to HCMC, Can Tho and Quy Nhon, raising its total domestic air routes to 20. The air routes mostly connect famous tourism destination points. Regarding international routes, in April alone, it put into operation three routes to South Korea, Taiwan and Japan.

Meanwhile, the national flag air carrier Vietnam Airlines, aware of the increasingly high travel demand in summer, has decided to offer more flights to sea cities of the central regions.

The Hanoi – Dong Hoi City route will be launched June 1 with one flight a day. In April, passengers started flying from HCMC to Dong Hoi with seven flights a week.

Reports show that every one percent of aviation development would mean 0.4-0.5 percent of GDP growth. In Vietnam, the aviation industry in recent years has reported the average growth rate of 14-15 percent, or 6.8-7 percent GDP growth rate.

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