VOV.VN - National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines is officially selling tickets for the first regular international commercial flight from the Republic of Korea (RoK) to Vietnam following the suspension of international flights due to the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic.
The reopening of the international route will see flight VN417 depart Seoul for Hanoi, with takeoff scheduled for the morning of September 25 onboard an Airbus A350 aircraft that can carry over 300 passengers.
Due to special requirements relating to COVID-19 prevention procedures, tickets will not be available for purchase on Vietnam Airlines’ website. Instead, customers will have to buy tickets through the airline’s ticketing agents in either Vietnam or the RoK.
A representative from Vietnam Airlines said that immediately after the Government and competent authorities gave their approval on the night of September 22 for the resumption of the flight, the airline and other relevant units finalised all necessary procedures in order to reopen the air route.
The representative added that the flight will be subject to strict regulations that follow all necessary COVID-19 prevention and control measures.
This comes after Vietnam Airlines safely conducted its first regular international commercial flight from Hanoi to Tokyo, with approximately 60 passengers onboard, the majority of whom were international students and guest workers, along with some Japanese citizens.
Besides routes to Japan and the RoK, Vietnam Airlines have initiated plans to restore flights between the country and China, Taiwan (China), Laos, and Cambodia in the near future.