Vietnam Airlines has just sent a notice to the ticket agents that it will reopen two-way international flights starting July 1.
Confirmation with VTC News, a representative of a ticket office, said that Vietnam Airlines' international flights operate many destinations in Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia countries.
Following the direction of the re-opening of international routes for Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc's airlines recently, Vietnam Airlines is the first airline to announce this plan.
The first international flights operated by Vietnam Airlines will link Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to regional destinations such as Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Laos and Cambodia.
Specifically, with the Korean route, Vietnam Airlines will re-operate the routes Ho Chi Minh City - Seoul (7 flights / week), Hanoi - Seoul (7 flights / week), Ho Chi Minh City - Busan (3 flights / week). week) and Hanoi - Busan (4 flights / week).
With the flight to Hong Kong, from 1/7 the airline operates 3 flights from Ho Chi Minh City and 4 flights from Hanoi. The Ho Chi Minh City - Taiwan route is also expected to return from 1/7 with 3 flights / week and Hanoi - Taiwan with 4 flights / week.
Southeast Asia routes are scheduled to re-operate in Vietnam Airlines in July. The Ho Chi Minh City - Bangkok (Thailand) route is scheduled to operate from July 9 with a frequency of 7 flights / day, equivalent to The route is Hanoi - Bangkok route from 2/7 with a frequency of 7 flights / day.
The Ho Chi Minh City - Singapore route was also re-operated from July 2 with a frequency of 7 flights per week. The routes Hanoi - Vientiane (Laos), Vientiane - Phnom Penh (Cambodia) and Phnom Penh - Ho Chi Minh City will be operated by Vietnam Airlines from July 2 with a frequency of 7 flights / day.
On June 9, at the Government's Standing Committee on COVID-19 prevention, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc assigned the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 prevention to announce safe areas for airlines to reopen. international trade routes. Those were areas in the last 30 days that did not detect cases of COVID-19. At the same time, the Steering Committee continues to guide, manage and isolate these subjects appropriately. The Prime Minister emphasized the spirit of not being able to fully close but also not opening massively when it is impossible to determine the level of safety.
According to the Department of Aviation, currently 70 countries have registered with the International Civil Aviation Organization for a plan to reopen routes to countries and the first country will reopen from the beginning of next week. In the past 2 months, Vietnam has received 34 flights from abroad and isolated nearly 8,000 people on these flights. Many countries also discussed with Vietnam the plan to reopen the flight route soon, gradually restore safe travel, creating a new push for trade, investment and tourism relations after the post-epidemic period.