HCMC – The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (ACCV) has proposed the Government and the Ministry of Transport allow airlines to decide the frequency of their international flights.
According to ACCV, Vietnam has resumed regular commercial flights to 10 countries and territories. The authority has been working with the authorities in the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Russia to reopen air services to these countries.
At present, the frequency of international flights is decided by ACCV.
If local air carriers are allowed to decide their international flight frequency, the number of international flights from and to Vietnam would increase in the coming months, facilitating the resumption of international tourism.
At a recent conference to discuss a roadmap to resume international travel, Trinh Hong Quang, deputy general director of Vietnam Airlines, said after 20 days of reopening international air routes, the air carrier had operated 132 flights with 11,000 passengers.
He proposed the Government resume inbound tourism from February 1 instead of May 1 as proposed by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
Despite some apprehensions about the early reopening of international tourism, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism decided to propose reopening the country’s borders to the world from May 1 with a consensus of the majority of the relevant ministries and agencies.
At the conference, a CAAV representative said to facilitate the reopening of international air routes and international tourism, rapid Covid tests at airports should be eliminated to prevent congestion. The tests can be conducted at tourist sites.