Bamboo Airways plans to resume services on certain domestic routes from October 10 after seeking opinions from competent agencies and localities.
There will be flights from Ho Chi Minh City to such localities as Thanh Hoa, Khanh Hoa, Phu Yen, and Binh Dinh provinces and Phu Quoc island in Kien Giang province.
A detailed plan will be rolled out after the carrier receives a licence from the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) in line with new regulations amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The airline said all of its staff have been vaccinated and taken regular COVID-19 tests.
During the first phase, passengers will have to keep physical distancing and show a certificate of negative COVID-19 results tested within 72 hours before departure. Those who have got the first dose three weeks prior to departure, or full two shots or recovered from the disease within six months will be exempted from the testing.
Passengers from HCM City, Binh Duong, Dong Nai and Long An provinces need to take PCR or rapid tests within 72 hours before departure.
After their arrival, they will undergo medical monitoring at home or lodging facilities for seven days, follow the Health Ministry’s “5K message” and take PCR or rapid tests on the first day and the seventh day.
For other domestic routes, Bamboo Airways will further observe instructions of competent agencies and seek opinions from localities to map out resumption plans.
Once licensed, it will resume nearly 60 domestic flights, including those from Hanoi and HCM City to almost airports nationwide, along with niche routes like Vinh-Buon Ma Thuot, Vinh-Da Lat, Da Lat-Buon Ma Thuot and Phu Quoc-Da Nang.