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CAAV proposes ending social distancing on planes

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HCMC – The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) on May 4 proposed the Ministry of Transport remove social distancing measures on aircraft and increase the number of domestic flights.

However, CAAV noted that passengers should continue keeping a minimum distance of one meter between them while carrying out flight procedures, going through security and boarding.

Besides this, the national aviation authority proposed the Transport Ministry adjust the end date for applying regulations on flight frequency allocation on domestic routes.

Specifically, the busiest route connecting Hanoi and HCMC will be able to operate 52 daily roundtrip flights from May 5.

The Hanoi-Danang and HCMC-Danang routes can operate 20 daily roundtrip flights each.

Also, the aviation authority proposed the ministry allow local carriers to sell tickets for domestic flights that transport passengers and cargo, starting at midnight on June 1.

Data from CAAV showed that Vietnamese carriers offered services on domestic flights to and from all airports nationwide during the recent four-day holiday from April 30 to May 3, transporting over 150,000 passengers.

 

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