Domestic flights Increase in Vietnam

May 9, 2012 by  
Filed under ASEAN AFFAIRS, Vietnam

HANOI, 9 May 2012: Vietnamese carriers are increasing domestic services to adjust the demand during the summer months.

According to reports in the Vietnamese media, Air Mekong, will launch a new twice-weekly service between Hanoi and the island of Con Dao in the south from 19 May and will increase flights from Hanoi to Phu Quoc island to nine flights a week.

The newest carrier, Vietjet Air, after launching a twice daily Ho Chi Minh City-Danang service, 27 April, it will add a daily service from the capital to Nha Trang,19 May, a beach resort on the south central coast. On 4 September, it will add a daily Ho Chi Minh City-Hai Phong service.

Another carrier, Jetstar Pacific will resume its seasonal Hanoi-Nha Trang and Hanoi- Danang services. The flights will be operated daily from 1 June to 31 August.

Jetstar Pacific stopped flying the Hanoi-Danang and HCMC-Hue routes from November 2011, and has only operated Hanoi-Nha Trang flights in summer since then.

From 26 May AirAsia will lift its current thrice-daily service to four daily out of Hnaoi to Kuala Lumpur.

European carrier, Finnair, recently opened representative offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City operated by East Sea Travel and Air Service its general sales agency. The carrier flies to Bangkok and cooperates with partner airlines to carry passengers traveling from Vietnam to connect with Finnair out of Bangkok or Singapore. It has long since reduced its sales and service offices in Southeast Asia relying almost exclusively on a travel agency representation to handle all of its business including customer service aspects. It still has a token office in Singapore.

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