VietjetAir, Vietnam Airlines and Bamboo Airways plan to resume domestic flights from April 16 to meet travel demand after the end of the 15-day nationwide social distancing period.
|Vietnam Airlines' crew. Photo: Vietnam Airlines|
Bamboo Airways announced on April 11 to resume domestic flights from April 16. The airline will increase up to 7 roundtrip flights per day for Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City route from April 16 to 19.
From April 20, the airline plans to reopen one roundtrip flight for routes: Hanoi - Cam Ranh/Danang/Phu Quoc/Quy Nhon; Ho Chi Minh City - Danang/Hai Phong/Thanh Hoa/Quy Nhon/Vinh.
On the same day, Vietnam Airlines also announced to operate two flights per day from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City and vice versa. Other routes will be operated with one flight per day, including Hanoi – Danang/Phu Quoc, and Ho Chi Minh City – Danang/Hai Phong/Vinh/ Nha Trang/Phu Quoc and vice versa.
Meanwhile, Vietjet Air plans to reopen three more routes from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City on April 11, 12 and 14. The increase in flights is intended to meet the needs of those who have ended their isolation period. Passengers will be required to provide certificates for quarantine completion and Covid-19 negative.
The low-cost airline will also operate domestic flights from April 16.
The three Vietnamese airlines have been ordered to reduce the frequency of domestic flights until April 15, in a bid to the prevent the risk of contagion from pandemic-hit Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to other provinces and cities.
Accordingly, Vietnam Airlines only operates one flight among Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Danang and Phu Quoc; other routes are suspended until further notice.
Meanwhile, Bamboo Airways and Jetstar Pacific have cut many domestic services such as Hai Phong – Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City – Danang, while Vietjet Air operates three flights per day on the Ho Chi Minh City – Danang route.