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Phu Yen okays plan to resume flights to Hanoi, HCMC

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The authorities of Phu Yen Province yesterday, October 3, gave the green light to the national aviation authority’s plan to restart regular domestic flights linking the central province with Hanoi and HCMC.

Tran Huu The, chairman of the provincial government, suggested the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) direct the relevant agencies to adopt anti-Covid measures in line with the Transport Ministry’s guidelines and soon grant licenses to flights to/from Phu Yen to meet the travel demand among residents.

Earlier, CAAV on October 1 wrote to 19 provinces and cities to collect their feedback on a plan to restart regular domestic flights from October 5, with a total of 385 round-trip flights expected to be operated daily.

Under the plan, three round-trip flights will be operated daily on the Phu Yen-Hanoi route, while there will be four daily ones on the Phu Yen-HCMC route.

Among the other localities, HCMC would reopen 18 air routes with 132 daily flights. Between the central city of Danang and other localities, 43 daily flights are expected to be operated on 10 air routes.

As for air services to and from the capital city of Hanoi, CAAV has worked with the Hanoi transport authority on the plan and hopes to restart 91 daily flights on 17 routes. The Hanoi-based Noi Bai International Airport remains an important transport hub in the domestic and international aviation network. Accordingly, it is extremely essential to operate regular domestic flights to/from Noi Bai.

Aside from anti-Covid measures discussed by CAAV and the Hanoi government, if Hanoi wants to supplement more measures, CAAV will implement them to ensure Covid safety.

Up to now, apart from Phu Yen, the northern city of Haiphong recently sent its feedback on the plan, requesting CAAV not to resume passenger flights to/from Haiphong yet.

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