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Vietnam Airlines to operate more flights during Tet

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:49 am

Vietnam Airlines said it would add 583 more flights on the 10 major routes during the Lunar New Year Tet holidays from January 18 to February 20.

According to the carrier, they will increase their seating capacity by over 100,000 seats. 

307 flights will operate between Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, which is an increase of 63,000 seats and 41% more capacity than on normal days and 8 % higher than last year during Tet.

129 flights will be added on the Ho Chi Minh City and Danang route which is an increase of 26,820 seats and 35% more capacity than on normal days and 24% higher than during Tet last year.

The flagship carrier will mainly operate these flights at night to avoid traffic congestion at airports.

VNA will also operate these flights from lunar December 24 to 29 (January 27 to February 1) and lunar January 3 to 13 (February 5 to 15). Tickets for these special flights will be sold on December 10 and 20, 2010 and January 3 and 17, 2011.

Source: SGGP

Indonesia AirAsia about to operate Jakarta-HCMC direct flights

In Vietnam Travel on September 9, 2009 at 2:45 am

Indonesia AirAsia said the low-cost carrier would launch its direct service between Jakarta and Ho Chi Minh City on Sep. 18 with four flights per week on Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and Sundays.

An AirAsia statement dated Aug. 19 said Indonesia AirAsia would offer a promotional fare from 199,000 rupiah (almost US$20) from Jakarta to Ho Chi Minh City and an all-in-fare of US$35, also promotional, from Ho Chi Minh City to Jakarta.

The new service will mark the first flight for Indonesia AirAsia heading towards Vietnam, the carrier said in the announcement.

Indonesia AirAsia marketing and distribution director Widijastoro Nugroho said in the statement, “With four times weekly frequency between Jakarta and Ho Chi Minh City, mutual economic, social and cultural benefits can be expected, as AirAsia’s low fares and innovative services will definitely stimulate more travel both inbound and outbound from these two destinations.”

Indonesia AirAsia chief executive officer Dharmadi was quoted as saying, “We believe that Ho Chi Minh City is a dynamic and industrious center. With a number of seven million inhabitants, it is one of the most potential cities and considered as the economic capital in Vietnam.”

AirAsia is a Malaysia-based airline group. AirAsia Bhd. in Malaysia and Thailand AirAsia have their fleets already flying to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, targeting a overall average load factor of 75-85%, the group says.

Source: SGGP