Vietnam Airlines swiftly restores domestic flight network

VOV.VN - National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has officially restored the domestic flight network with 300 flights departing on May 29, marking an impressive increase of 36% since the initial novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, according to a representative of Vietnam Airlines.

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The representative went on to state this rise represents a positive signal, marking the strong rebound of Vietnam Airlines and the domestic aviation industry.

Immediately after the COVID-19 epidemic was successfully brought under control in Vietnam, the number of domestic passengers rapidly increased with the airline transporting over 500,000 domestic flights since the conclusion of social distancing measures on April 23.

In terms of international routes, relevant ministries and agencies have submitted a proposal to the Government to decide on an appropriate time to gradually ease immigration measures and resume some routes, although this is entirely dependent on the actual epidemic situation in each country respectively.

This boost comes after Vietnam Airlines launched five additional domestic routes to famous tourist destinations in mid-May to meet the increasing travel demand of passengers.

The move also contributed to stimulating tourism demand ahead of the peak travel season this summer, in addition to being a response to the "Vietnamese people travel in Vietnam" campaign launched by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

In June, the airline plans to put six additional domestic routes into operation in an effort to develop and expand the domestic flight network.

The airline has therefore greatly strengthened COVID-19 preventive measures by thoroughly spraying disinfectant throughout the entire fleet, monitoring the health of passengers at the airport, as well as asking flight crews and passengers to wear face masks during their flight.


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