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Vietnam Airlines seeks to resume air services to Australia

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Vietnam Airlines has proposed the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam allow it to operate regular international flights to Australia from January 13 due to the rising travel demand from overseas Vietnamese people.

The number of Vietnamese citizens who wish to return to the country for the Lunar New Year celebrations will be high, while the national flag carrier has yet to be licensed to relaunch regular flights to Australia, according to Vietnam Airlines.

Besides, Australia has achieved a high Covid vaccination rate, the local media reported.

It is high time to resume air services linking Vietnam and Australia, the local airline said, adding that the resumption will prevent the risk of international airlines dominating the market.

Following the Ministry of Transport’s flight resumption plan, Vietnam Airlines has reopened regular international commercial air services to seven markets, comprising the United States, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand and Cambodia, according to the carrier.

Earlier in mid-December last year, Vietnam Airlines proposed Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh and the Ministry of Transport consider resuming regular international flights to Europe and Australia from January 1 to transport Vietnamese citizens to the country before the Lunar New Year holiday.

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