National carrier Vietnam Airlines (VNA) will operate two direct flights between Vietnam and the United States each week, with the first plane scheduled to take off on Sunday evening.
The Ministry of Finance plans to halve tax on jet fuel for the whole of next year to help the Covid-19-stricken aviation industry recover.
Vietnam will resume international flights from 15 countries including Australia starting from December, nine months after they were suspended due to COVID-19, the government says.
A one-way ticket from Vietnam to the U.S. will cost around $1,000 and be available on the Vietnam Airlines website in a few days, the carrier has said.
Vietnam plans to restart international commercial flights with 15 countries from January next year, its aviation authority said on Friday, eyeing a full resumption by July.
Bamboo Airways has signed a EUR1.73-billion ($2 billion) deal with France’s Safran and the U.S.’s General Electric for aircraft engines and equipment.
Experts said aviation authorities’ plans to resume commercial flights carrying foreign tourists into Vietnam from later this year would be unfeasible if the seven-day quarantine rule remains unchanged.
Though domestic flights have resumed on some routes after two months of being grounded, many lack enough passengers to fly.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has suggested removing the centralized quarantine requirement for air passengers currently applied in several localities.
Tomorrow, Vietnam’s domestic flights are set to resume. The country’s Civil Aviation Authority has given the green light after banning domestic flight ticket sales at the end of August.
Bamboo Airways conducted its first direct flight from Vietnam to the U.S. Thursday night.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) on Monday requested airlines to stop selling tickets for domestic flights until further notice.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CVAA) has proposed that all flights between Hanoi and HCMC are stopped as the nation fights a prolonged Covid-19 wave.
Private lender SeABank will provide a zero-interest loan of VND2 trillion ($87.19 million) to Vietnam Airlines to save the carrier from bankruptcy.
Vietnam and Singapore on Monday agreed to work toward recognizing each other’s vaccine certificates to soon resume commercial flights.
Three Vietnamese banks have pledged to lend 4 trillion dong (US$173.8 million) to Vietnam Airlines to help the troubled flag carrier weather the impact of the pandemic and avoid bankruptcy, local media reported on Monday.
National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has received a permit from Transport Canada to carry passengers and cargo to every airport in the country starting June 11.
IPP Air Cargo, Vietnam’s first cargo airline, would fly to 16 local destinations and a number of foreign ones, and break even in three years, its chairman told VnExpress.
Vietnamese carrier Bamboo Airways is poised to launch direct charter services to the US West Coast, with a long-term eye on California’s Vietnamese diaspora.
The Ministry of Transport has suspended all flights to Con Dao from Saturday to safeguard the islands from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Vietnam Airlines has signed an agreement with the International Air Transport Association to trial a vaccine passport next month.
Bamboo Airways is finalising preparations to operate regular direct flights from Ho Chi Minh City to San Francisco and Los Angeles of the US, starting Sept 1,2021.
Vietnam Airlines has outlined various support measures to improve its financial position following its losses in 2020.
The Vietnamese Government is eyeing re-opening its borders to international travelers as COVID-19 vaccinations ramp up and work on digital health passports continues.
Although vaccine passports are not yet an official policy in Vietnam, airlines are preparing for the resumption of international flights based on their introduction.
Vietnamese aviation authorities proposed allowing vaccinated foreign passengers into the country from September without requiring centralized quarantine.