VietJet Air, Viet Nam’s low cost airline will open a Ha Noi-Quy Nhon route on April 26 to celebrate the recent expansion of Phu Cat Airport in Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province.
The Ha Noi-Quy Nhon route will provide daily service on the Airbus A320 aircraft. The one-hour and 35 minutes flight departs from Ha Noi at 10:25 and from Quy Nhon at 12:35pm.
Tickets for the new route will be on sale from January 26 at the website www.vietjetair.com and ticket offices across the country.
The Ha Noi-Quy Nhon route is expected to tap growing demand for air travel not just in Quy Nhon, but throughout Binh Dinh Province and neighboring provinces.
With a fleet of 20 Airbus A320 aircraft, Vietjet now operates 150 flights per day, transporting eight million passengers in total so far. The airline is covering 28 local and international routes across the country and the region to Singapore, Thailand, Republic of Korea, Taiwan, and Cambodia.
In accordance with their business development plan, Vietjet will receive 6-12 Airbus aircraft every year. The airline is considering ordering the world leading aircraft manufacturers new wide-body aircraft in order to launch international routes to Europe and expand the flight network across the Asia Pacific region.
Source: Vn news
The Vietnam Air Services Co. (VASCO) will slash airfares for its services to an island and a province in the south as of mid-January, the company announced Saturday.
Starting January 15, a discount of 30 percent will be applied on the Ho Chi Minh City – Con Dao service, whereas airfares for the Ho Chi Minh City – Ca Mau route will be cut by 15 percent, VASCO said on its website.
Con Dao Island is an archipelago, and a district, of the southern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau. The island is around 375km from Ho Chi Minh City.
Ca Mau is Vietnam’s southernmost province, 330km from the southern metropolis.
The price cuts are only eligible for passengers who have permanent residence in Con Dao and Ca Mau, or military officers and public servants who work there, the company noted.
VASCO has recently capped ticket prices for the two services at VND1.6 million (US$75) per turn, following a directive by Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang to reduce airfares for routes to the distant, remote, island and border areas to boost socio-economic development there.
The firm had the best on-time performance in December 2014, mostly because it only operated 309 flights that month.
Only eight of the flights were delayed, and six canceled, representing a rate of 2.6 percent and 0.6 percent, respectively, according to a monthly report on flight cancelations and delays released Saturday by the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam.
VASCO was founded in 1987 as the Air Service Enterprise, initially tasked with offering aerial photography and geological survey flights, according to its website.
In 1996 it became a member of state-owned Vietnam Airlines Corporation, which runs national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines.
As of May 2004, VASCO officially entered the passenger transport industry, and has so far expanded its routes to Ca Mau, Con Dao, Tuy Hoa, Chu Lai, and Can Tho.
The company said it “plays a role as a commuter airline for Vietnam Airlines,” besides being a multi-functioning airline that carries out operation and maintenance service for private aircraft.
The budget airline VietJet Air recently announced that it will launch a special promotion, offering 3,000 ‘zero fare’ airfares (excluding tax and other additional fees) for tourists on the Ho Chi Minh City – Taipei (China) route.
The programme applies to passengers who book tickets via VietJet Air’s official website www.vietjetair.com, smartphone version m.vietjetair.com, and www.facebook.com/vietjetairvietnam from October 21to 22, 2014 for flights on the Ho Chi Minh City – Taipei (China) route from December 12, 2014 to March 27, 2015 (excluding holidays).
The passengers are requested to use one of the following cards: Visa Card, Master Card, JCB, American Express and ATM issued by 24 large banks.
The Ho Chi Minh City will operate five return flights per week, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, with a capacity of 1,800 passengers per week. The flights are scheduled depart from Ho Chi Minh City at 2:30 pm and from Taipei at 8pm.
VietJet Air is currently the second biggest airline in Viet Nam in terms of flight numbers. It was recently named the friendliest airline and best airline for promotional deals in Viet Nam by the Trust & Consume 2012 market research report in Ho Chi Minh City.
Source: Vietjet Air
14th “Golden moments” program on international routes from Vietnam Airlines
The Viet Nam national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on October 16 announced its 14th “Golden moments” promotional program on some international routes.
Accordingly, two-way tickets purchased for routes from Ha Noi/Ho Chi Minh city/Da Nang and other airports in the Central region to Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia and Australia destinations are starting from VND539,000 (around USD25).
This special price (not including taxes, surcharges and certain conditions) will be applicable for flights departing from now to March 31, 2015, and except peak period of flights.
Detailed information is available at www.vietnamairlines.com, Vietnam Airlines booking offices nationwide, or call Ha Noi 04.38.320.320; Ho Chi Minh city 08.38.320.320; or Da Nang city 0511.3.832.320.
Source: Vietnam Airlines
The Brunei’s national flag carrier Royal Brunei Airlines has announced to reopen direct route from Ho Chi Minh City to Bandar Seri Begawan from October 17.
The new service will be operational with four weekly flights on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, using Airbus A320 and A319 aircrafts. It takes about two hours to fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Brunei.
The return of Brunei’s airlines to Ho Chi Minh City is expected to create more options for holiday-makers and enhance the efficiency of the bilateral partnership for the sake of both countries and their people.
The airline is offering a promotional program on the occasion of the re-opening of the Brunei – Ho Chi Minh air route.