Air routes connecting Quang Ninh and Saigon resumed as Covid-19 under control

, Air routes connecting Quang Ninh and Saigon resumed as Covid-19 under control
  • The decision comes after both Quang Ninh and Saigon reached many days without any new cases of Covid-19.
  • The Van Don airport in Quang Ninh has a capacity of receiving 2.5 million passengers per year and is expected to expand to a capacity of welcoming five million passengers per year by 2030.
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The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines (VNA) has announced that it will resume routes connecting Van Don International Airport in Quang Ninh Province and HCMC that were previously suspended amid coronavirus outbreak, starting March 3.

Accordingly, the carrier will operate one daily flight on Wednesday from March 3-17; and three weekly flights on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from March 18-December 31. The flight will depart from Ho Chi Minh City at 13:00 and Van Don at 15:45.

The facility was initially closed Jan. 28 after officials discovered several coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases among its employees.

On this occasion, VNA will offer tickets at VND33, 000 (US$1.4) each one-way for the first three flights. The promotional program will be apllied for passengers who buy tickets with the mobile app, on the website http://www.vietnamairlines.com, and at the box offices and official agents of VNA from now until March 17 on flights departing from March 3-17.

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One-way ticket for the fourth and next flights will cost VND109, 000 (US$4.7) – VND590, 000 (US$25.5) from March 18-December 31, including taxes and fees. These fares will be sold from now until June 30 and reserved for trips from March 18-June 30.

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