Two local carriers, Bamboo Airways and Vietjet Air, have suspended operations on four air routes: Nha Trang-Thanh Hoa, Vinh-Pleiku, Vinh-Hanoi and Haiphong-Can Tho.
|Passengers disembark from an aircraft operated by local low-cost carrier Vietjet. The private air carrier has suspended operations of the Nha Trang-Thanh Hoa and Vinh-Pleiku routes|
Though the routes were launched only recently, the country’s newest carrier, Bamboo, announced that operations on the Vinh-Hanoi and Haiphong-Can Tho routes would be suspended from June 1, Tuoi Tre newspaper reported.
Passengers who booked tickets for flights on the Vinh-Hanoi route will get a refund, Bamboo noted in an announcement.
For the Haiphong-Can Tho route, passengers holding tickets will be refunded in full or given the option to switch to flights on the Hanoi-Can Tho route. Bamboo will subsidize each passenger traveling between Haiphong and Hanoi by VND150,000 per leg.
Similarly, the two routes operated by low-cost airline Vietjet-Nha Trang-Thanh Hoa and Vinh-Pleiku- now face suspension as well.
The reasons for the suspension remain undisclosed.
According to a local carrier’s representative, some carriers had to make up for losses on certain domestic routes due to the low number of passengers. SGT
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