VOV.VN - National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines began selling tickets on December 26 for commercial flights on the Vietnam-Japan route which is scheduled to take off on January 5.
The price of a one-way ticket will start from VND9 million, equivalent to US$391.3, per trip, Vietnam Airlines announced.
Accordingly, flights running between Hanoi and Narita will take off on every Thursday and Sunday, whilst flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Narita and vice versa will be held every Saturday.
Vietnam is scheduled to resume regular international flights on a trial basis since the COVID-19 outbreak on January 1.
However, on December 23 the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) came out to state that only Japan had officially agreed with the Vietnamese plan to resume regular international flights starting from next year with four weekly flights.
Japan also announced that two of their airlines, Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways (ANA), will be operating flights to Vietnam and back.
Vietnam Airlines noted that it is also preparing to reopen international routes to Europe and Australia, where there remains a huge demand from overseas Vietnamese who wish to return or visit the country, especially with the traditional lunar New Year holiday, known internationally as Tet, drawing near.