HCMC – The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam has proposed the Ministry of Transport increase domestic flights from December 1 due to rising travel demand at the end of the year.
From December 1 to 14, the frequency of daily round-trip flights on each of the Hanoi-Danang/HCMC and Danang-HCMC air routes will be increased from six to 16, according to the proposal.
Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet Air will operate five flights each, while Bamboo Airways will launch three, Pacific Airlines, two, and Vietravel Airlines, one.
The flight frequency on the three air routes will be revised up by four to 20 in the second half of December, the local media reported.
As for the other air routes, the authority proposed allowing local airlines to operate no more than nine round-trip flights per day on each route during the period.
Under the proposal, all domestic air routes will completely resume operations as normal in 2022.
CAAV also proposed the ministry ease regulations over in-flight services to allow local airlines to provide passengers with meals.
From October 21 to November 18, four airlines– Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Bamboo Airways and Pacific Airlines–operated 2,207 round-trip flights on 44 routes from/to 22 local airports, with over 446,800 passengers onboard, according to the aviation authority.