The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has announced that it will launch two new domestic routes connecting Ho Chi Minh City and Chu Lai, and Da Nang City and Can Tho City ahead of the Lunar New Year 2019 (Tet).
Accordingly, the HCM City-Chu Lai service will be rolled out on January 15, and the Da Nang-Can Tho route two weeks later.
The airline will operate seven flights per week on each route using Airbus A321 aircraft with four-star service for the passengers. The flights will take off from Ho Chi Minh City at 7:45, Chu Lai at 9:45, Da Nang at 18:30 and Can Tho at 7:15.
On the occasion, the airlines will run a promotional programme, with economy fare priced from VND299,000 (US$12.97) (excluding tax and fees).
For HCM City-Chu Lai route, discount tickets are available for sale from January 5 to January 30 for flights between January 1 and March 31. Meanwhile, low-priced tickets for Da Nang-Can Tho flights departing between February 13 and March 31 will be on sale from January 9 to February 3.
The expansion of domestic routes will help promote connection between the central localities and Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta region while meeting increasing demand for travel and trade exchange.
Currently, there are three domestic airlines operating the HCM City-Chu Lai route, namely Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air and Jetstar Pacific.
Earlier, Vietnam Airlines and Jetstar Pacific have announced that they will add more than 134,000 seats on domestic flights serving the peak Lunar New Year (Tet) season between January 20 and February 19.
Accordingly, Vietnam Airlines has planned to include more than 54,000 extra seats, while Jetstar Pacific will add over 80,000 seats.
The figures brought the two carriers’ total number of holiday seats to nearly 2.1 million.