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Vietnam Airlines increases flights between HCM City and Quy Nhon

In Uncategorized on October 22, 2010 at 11:52 am

The representative office of the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines (VNA) in the coastal central province of Binh Dinh on October 21 announced that it would add one more flight by ATR aircraft a week for the route Ho Chi Minh City – Quy Nhon City – Ho Chi Minh City since the end of this month.

Thus, besides seven flights by 150-seat A320 aircrafts every morning, there will be four flights by 72-seat ATR aircrafts in every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday afternoon.
This is the second time VNA increases flights for this route this year. Earlier, the carrier added three more flights by ATR aircrafts in April.

For the route Hanoi – Quy Nhon – Hanoi, the carrier still provides six flights per week by A320 aircrafts.

The number of passengers travelling on these two routes reached 117,964 in the first nine months of this year, an increase of 37 percent year-on-year. The efficiency for HCMC- Quy Nhon – HCMC and Hanoi – Quy Nhon – Hanoi route was at 87 percent and 60 percent respectively.

Source: SGGP

Qatar Airways increases flights to Asia

In Uncategorized on October 21, 2010 at 7:52 pm

Qatar Airways increases flights to Asia

QĐND – Thursday, October 21, 2010, 19:49 (GMT+7)

PANO – Qatar Airways detailed its commitment to expanding its presence and offering in the Asian Market at ITB Asia, the region’s largest travel trade show taking place in Singapore between October 20 and 22.

The airline is promoting new routes to Phuket and Hanoi and increased services to Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City, together with exciting stopover packages for international events in Doha to make a trip to Asia an even more attractive option for European travellers, the carrier announced the plan on October 21st.

Qatar’s new route to Thailand’s premier resort island of Phuket offers flights six times a week, increasing to daily flights in November via Kuala Lumpur and connecting to several of Qatar Airways’ key markets in Europe. Launched on October 12, this is Qatar’s second route to Thailand and the 8th new international destination it has launched this year. The Phuket services are part of an overall capacity increase to Thailand, which is witnessing a rapid post-recession recovery in tourism with arrivals expected to top 14 million in 2010. Qatar Airways boost its Doha – Bangkok frequencies from twice daily flights to triple daily effective from November 1.  Qatar Airways will exercise fifth freedom traffic rights allowing it to sell tickets between Phuket and Kuala Lumpur. 

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said that the airline’s route to Thailand’s largest island reinforced the airline’s commitment to target underserved Asian markets. On November 1, Qatar will commence four flights a week to the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi, as well as increased frequency to Ho Chi Minh City from three flights a week to daily.

“Visitor numbers to Asian destinations such as Phuket and Hanoi are on the rise and Qatar Airways will look to take advantage of our European connections from countries like Russia, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, the UK and other parts of Europe to expand the market. With only a handful of airlines offering flights from Europe to these destinations, the opportunity is there for us to acquire market share,” said Al Baker.

In Asia-Pacific, Qatar Airways’ route network now extends to 17 destinations and makes up almost 20 per cent its global network.

Qatar Airways Stopover Packages

To sweeten the offer further, Qatar is taking advantage of the many international events in home-base Doha offering VIP stopover packages through Qatar Airways Holidays.

Qatar is launching the VIP deal with the World Tennis Association Championships- Doha 2010 and the 2nd Annual Doha Tribeca Film Festival from October 26 to 31. More event-linked offers will be rolled out during 2011 providing travelers with VIP tickets and select hotels to create exclusive stopover package.  

Qatar Airways Awarded

Recognising its long-term partnership with Asia and growing services and products, Qatar was recently awarded two major industry accolades: Best Middle Eastern Airline By TTG Asia Magazine for the 5th consecutive year and Best Middle Eastern Airline Business Traveller Asia-Pacific for the 2nd year running. 

Both awards are in recognition of Qatar Airways’ strong commitment towards travel excellence as voted by readers of TTG Asia – a prestigious weekly travel trade magazine published across Asia – and the monthly Business Traveller Asia Pacific, which also has sister titles worldwide aimed at frequent fliers. 

Qatar Airways is the only Middle East carrier in an elite club of Five Star-ranked airlines recognising the best in service excellence by industry audit, Skytrax.

The airline’s Senior Vice President East Asia and South West Pacific, Marwan Koleilat, who picked up the awards on behalf of the airline, said: “Qatar Airways continues to set high benchmarks to remain competitive. Across Asia Pacific, we have made significant inroads with our flights and increased capacity that provide us with extensive reach in one of the world’s most important vibrant regions.”


“The awards are further evidence of Qatar Airways’ success in offering innovative products and services to our passengers,” he said adding, “We are proud that the exceptional standards we set have been recognised by our valuable customers, as well as the travel industry.”

Since February this year, Qatar Airways has launched flights from its Doha hub to Bangalore, Tokyo, Ankara, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Sao Paulo, Buenes Aires and Phuket.

Over the next five months Qatar Airways will introduce scheduled flights to Hanoi, Nice, , Bucharest, Budapest, Brussels and Struttgart. With a growing international network, Qatar Airways is able to offer passengers from across Asia with excellent connections to destinations around the world via Doha.

Qatar Airways operates a modern fleet of 89 aircraft to 93 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and North and South America. The carrier has outstanding orders for more than 200 aircraft worth over US$40 billion.


Reported by Thu Nguyen


Source: QDND

Heavy downpours force VN to cancel flights

In Uncategorized on October 19, 2010 at 4:23 pm

Vietnam Airlines cancelled 30 flights to and from Vinh and Chu Lai airports from October 15-18 due to heavy downpours occurred in north central provinces, said a representative from Vietnam Airlines.

To ensure safety for passengers, Vietnam airlines cancelled 28 flights to and from Vinh City and two flights to and from Quang Nam Province.

Vietnam Airlines on October 18 carried out two flights from Vinh airport to Ho Chi Minh City to reduce affected passengers.

It also expects to increase more four flights between Ho Chi Minh City – Vinh and Hanoi – Vinh, not  including six daily flights between Ho Chi Minh City – Vinh and two flights between Hanoi – Vinh as usual.

Passengers should update information on website: and mass media channels or contact to Vietnam Airlines’ agencies.

Source: SGGP

More international flights planned

In Uncategorized on October 18, 2010 at 2:26 pm

More international flights planned

QĐND – Monday, October 18, 2010, 21:19 (GMT+7)

Vietnam Airlines will open five more international flight routes from Da Nang City to Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul, Guang Zhou and Singapore.

There will be one flight per week to and from Taipei, two flights per week for travel to and from Hong Kong, Guang Zhou and Seoul, and four flights per week to and from Singapore.

This increase is expected to welcome 1,000 passengers each week.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Non-stop flights between Vladivostok and Cam Ranh

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 6:33 pm

Non-stop flights between Vladivostok and Cam Ranh

QĐND – Thursday, October 14, 2010, 21:19 (GMT+7)

From December 15th, 2010 to March 24th, 2011, Vladivostok Air, a Russian airline, will conduct 15 non-stop flights from Vladivostok and Khabarovsk, two large cities in the Russian Far East region, to Cam Ranh International Airport, using the Tupolev TU204 or Airbus A330, the airline revealed at a working session with the Khanh Hoa Provincial  People’s Committee in Nha Trang City on October 13th.

During the talks, relevant businesses in Khanh Hoa Province also promised to offer 50% discount in service prices for Vladivostok Air and at least 20% discount in hotel room prices for international tourists on those flights.

With its warm climate and beautiful beach, Nha Trang has become a popular destination for tens of thousands of Russian tourists since the 1980s, particularly those from Siberia and the Far East region.

Source: TTO

Translated by Vu Hung

Source: QDND

Qatar Airways expanding Vietnam network with 7 more flights

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 2:40 pm

Qatar Airways is expanding its operations in Vietnam, a fast-growing market in Asia, where the Middle East airline has already been flying from Doha to Ho Chi Minh City.

The flag carrier of Qatar announced Oct. 4 that from November 1 this year, Hanoi would become its second network point in the country, with four weekly flights to Doha operating via Bangkok.

This file photo shows Qatar Airways personnel at the Qatar Airways pavilion in an international travel expo in Ho Chi Minh City in September 2008 (Photo: Tuong Thuy)

Qatar Airways said it would launch a third daily flight to the Thai capital November 1. The additional Bangkok service will continue to Vietnam with four of the flights heading onwards to the Vietnamese capital and three onto Ho Chi Minh City, making the HCMC route a daily service.

The new daily service means four direct flights and three via Bangkok.

Meanwhile, the flights to Hanoi will be on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

“Our third daily flight to Bangkok will create further connectivity across our network into Thailand and also allows us to improve our services to Vietnam where we already fly to Ho Chi Minh City and look forward to adding Hanoi to our schedules,” Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said in the announcement.

Beginning October 12, Qatar Airways operates six flights a week to Thailand’s Phuket via Kuala Lumpur.

Akbar Al Baker added in the statement, “With Phuket and Hanoi coming online around the same time, Qatar Airways will soon operate to two destinations each in Vietnam and Thailand and we are thrilled to be able to offer the traveling public these exciting destinations and, with it, offer more choice.”

The travel market in Asia is experiencing significant growth, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Remarking the growth, Baker said, “IATA statistics have passenger demand in the Asia Pacific region up over 10 per cent on the previous year. The timing of Qatar Airways’ expansion drive in Asia couldn’t be better to take advantage of this increase in traffic.”

Both Emirates and Etihad Airways, two other major Middle East airlines, are not serving Vietnam.

In March 2007, Qatar Airways launched its Doha – Ho Chi Minh City route with four non-stop direct flights.

Source: SGGP

More chartered flights to touch down at Danang Airport

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 2:40 pm

Danang Airport on Vietnam’s central coast, which sits within 2-hour flights of both Hong Kong and Singapore, will receive more chartered flights from Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea in the next few months, a local tour operator said.

The central city is currently greeting air travelers using Shanghai Airlines’ twice-a-week charter service from the carrier’s hub, Shanghai.

Danang already accommodates international flights from Singapore, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Taipei, in addition to regular connecting services from both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Foreign carriers seen there include Silk Air, China Southern, and TransAsia Airlines.

This file photo shows Vietnam Airlines aircraft at Danang Airport (Photo: Tuong Thuy)

On November 11, Danang Airport will see the first chartered flight from Hong Kong, according to Danang-based tour operator Vitours, a key local partner that caters the forthcoming chartered flights. The deal for Hong Kong will last three months, the source said.

Frequent chartered flights from Taiwan to Danang will start on December 26 and also run for three months, Vitours said.

Other chartered flights will take travelers from South Korea’s Seoul to the Vietnamese city, starting on the first day of 2011, according to the source.

In Danang, the golf and airline offerings appear to have come of age simultaneously. The Vietnam Golf Coast, a new partnership of golf and beach resorts in the sunny city, was established in mid-August.

The founding members are Montgomerie Links Vietnam, Danang Golf Club, The Nam Hai, Life Resort Danang, and Golfasian Vietnam.

Montgomerie Links Vietnam was designed by sitting European Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie and opened in August 2009. It was recently ranked 7th on the list of top courses in all of Southeast Asia. 

Meanwhile, Danang Golf Club was crafted by legend Greg Norman and opened in May 2010.

The Nam Hai is a luxurious and all-villa resort located on the coastal road linking Danang with Hoi An Ancient Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Opened in March 2010, the five-star hotel Life Resort Danang is set on five hectares fronting beautiful Bac My An Beach.

Golfasian Vietnam is a leading golf tour operator in Southeast Asia. It has been named the official tour operator of the Vietnam Golf Coast.

Source: SGGP

Vietnam Airlines provides more millennium flights

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 2:39 pm

The national flag carrier, Vietnam Airlines, has announced an increase of 13 more flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi from October 7-11, to meet the travelling demand during the millennium anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.

The additional flights brought the total flights on the route to an average of 32 per day, providing a capacity of 8,860 seats a day.

Aircraft serving during the festival are the 150-seat Airbus 320, the 184-seat Airbus A321, the 266-seat Airbus 330 and the 282-seat Airbus 330.

Source: SGGP

Air Mekong launches flights to Phu Quoc Island

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Air Mekong launched flights from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc Island off Kien Giang Province on October 8.

Air Mekong aircraft

The Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam presented an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) to the new carrier on the same day.

From now to March 26, 2011, Air Mekong is scheduled to provide passenger and cargo services on routes from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Phu Quoc, Buon Me Thuot and Pleiku, as well as from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat.

This is the third private air carrier granted a license in the country.

On the occasion of the launch of the new service, Air Mekong runs a promotion program to discount at least 1,000 tickets for customers.

Source: SGGP

Three foreign airlines to open new flights to S.Korea

In Uncategorized on August 18, 2010 at 7:25 am

SEOUL, Aug 18, 2010 (AFP) – Three airlines will open new routes to South Korea this year, reflecting growing demand for international flights following the global downturn, officials said Wednesday.

The three are Malaysia’s AirAsia X, Orient-Thai Airlines and United Arab Emirates’ Ethihad Airways, the transport ministry said.

AirAsia X is expected to operate a flight between South Korea’s main international airport in Incheon and Kuala Lumpur in November, it said.

Ethihad and Orient-Thai will open new routes between Incheon and Abu Dhabi and Bangkok each probably in late October, a ministry official told AFP.

Hawaii Airlines is also expected to open a flight between Incheon and Honolulu in 2011, he said.

“More foreign airline carriers are opening new routes amid rising global demand for airline services and their increasing interest in Incheon,” the ministry said in a statement.

The industry has received a much-needed boost in recent months, helped by the recovery from global economic crisis, which had battered sales.

Premium ticket sales in the first half of this year jumped worldwide by 11.9 percent compared with the same period a year ago, according to the International Air Transport Association.

Source: SGGP