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CAAV ends social distancing on aircraft

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HCMC – The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has allowed airlines to end social distancing on aircraft from midnight today, May 7.

Airlines were earlier asked to ensure the number of passengers on board does not exceed 80% of the aircraft’s seating capacity.

CAAV also allowed airlines to increase flight frequency on routes between Hanoi, HCMC and Danang.

The removal of these restrictions has helped lower air ticket prices significantly and is expected to boost the aviation sector, which has suffered a strong blow due to the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

Hanoi-HCMC air tickets from national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and low-cost carrier Vietjet on May 7 cost VND689,000 per person, including taxes and charges, and VND99,000 per person, excluding taxes and charges, respectively.

By Le Anh

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