The plans will see low-cost carrier Vietjet Air offer a huge discount on airfares with prices starting from as low as VND18,000, while national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines will also launch a range of cheap tickets starting from VND99,000, excluding taxes and fees.
The demand for travel among domestic tourists in the post-pandemic period is set to recover following the implementation of stimulus packages from the aviation and tourism sector, according to the Vietnam Tourism Advisory Board (TAB).
The TAB’s survey indicates that 31.9% of surveyed respondents will definitely be travelling this summer, while a further 29.3% intend to plan for a holiday.
Moreover, close to 50% of customers plan to travel for between two and three days, while the remaining 50% intend to enjoy a longer holiday for between four and seven days.
Local airlines have also moved to increase the frequency of domestic flights, with almost all air routes being reopened following the epidemic. Budget airline Vietjet Air has also reopened its 45 domestic air routes and is running 300 flights per day.
A representative of Vietjet Air said that in order to meet the increasing demand for cheap travel after the epidemic, the airline is set to launch millions of super-saving tickets starting from only VND 18,000.
Simultaneously, there will be at least 25 tickets priced from zero VND on each flight from now until June 30.
A major travel firm operating in Ho Chi Minh city said that airfares account for the majority of the price of tour packages, with local airlines providing effective support to travel companies to design cheap tours to stimulate domestic tourism demand.