The CAAV suggested an increase in the frequency of three domestic routes, including Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi-Da Nang, and Da Nang-Ho Chi Minh City to a total of no more than 19 round-trip flights per day in November. This is equivalent to 30% of the total frequency recorded back in April.
The schedule would see Vietnam Airlines conduct six flights each day, while VietJet Air will be able to run six flights per day. Bamboo Airways and Pacific Airlines are to be allowed to conduct three flights per day, while Vietravel Airlines can operate a single flight each day.
For other air routes, the Aviation Authority suggested increasing the frequency to nine flights each day, including two flights a day each for Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Bamboo Airways, Pacific Airlines, Bamboo Airways, and Pacific Airlines, along with a single daily flight for Vietravel Airlines.
Airlines have gradually restored several domestic routes since late October when Vietnam entered a new normal. From October 21 to November 3, four Vietnamese airlines had operated a total of 42 domestic routes to 22 airports, transporting 170,270 passengers.
The Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City route made up the busiest domestic air route with 80 return flights, carrying 35,508 passengers.
For passengers departing from Can Tho and Ho Chi Minh City, or from high-risk areas, they are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to departure.