Vietnam Airlines Suspends Pleiku Flights

By Joan Ng.

According to announcements from Vietnam Airlines, the air firm is to suspend all Pleiku flights from 15-March-2015 to 25-October-2015 for the upcoming airport expansion. Tickets for these flights which have been issued are to be refunded fully. The passengers with issued ticket can change the flight to a nearby arrival/departure airport at Buon Ma Thuot or Quy Nhon with reduction or surcharge based on the difference in airfares.

VietJetAir to Begin Hanoi - Phu Quoc Flights

By Thu Huong.

VietJetAir, a budget airline in Vietnam, is to begin its daily flights between Hanoi and Phu Quoc Island on 28-May-2014. The flight from Hanoi is to depart at 13:10 arriving at Phu Quoc Island at 15:40, and the return flight is to depart Phu Quoc at 16:10 arriving back at Hanoi at 18:40.

Phu Quoc Island is a hotspot tourist attraction, located off-shore to the south-west of Vietnam. Summer months from May to September is the peak domestic tourist season in Vietnam.

Jetstar Pacific Flights Buon Ma Thuot to Thanh Hoa & Hai Phong

By Joan NG.

In February 2015, Jestar Pacific begins direct flights between Buon Ma Thuot - Thanh Hoa and Buon Ma Thuot - Hai Phong. There are 2 return flights per week between Buon Ma Thuot - Thanh Hoa on Tuesday and Thursday. The flight time is 1 hour 30 minutes. There are 3 return flights per week between Buon Ma Thuot - Hai Phong on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The new flight routes are to meet the huge demands for air travel between these destinations, especially the surge during the Vietnamese Lunar New Year (Tet Nguyen Dan).

Vietnam Airlines Increases Ceiling Airfares

By Thu Huong.

Vietnam Airlines has officially announced increase in ceiling airfares for the domestic flights in Vietnam with distance from above 500km from 1-April-2014. With the new pricing scale, the ceiling airfares for the domestic flights in Vietnam are as follows:

Jetstar Pacific Flies Ho Chi Minh City - Bangkok

By Thu Huong.

From 10Dec2014 Jetstar Pacific starts daily flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok. From Ho Chi Minh City, flight BL661 departs at 13:05; the return flight BL662 departs Bangkok at 15:20. All flights are with Airbus320 aircraft accommodating 180 Economy Class seats.

The air firm is also starting flights between Hanoi - Bangkok from 29Mar2015.

VietJetAir Begins Ho Chi Minh City - Da Lat Flights

By Thu Huong.

From 22Mar2014 VietJetAir begins flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Da Lat. Earlier, there were only flights by Vietnam Airlines on this route. Besides, the air firm operates regular flights between Hanoi - Da Lat and Vinh - Da Lat.

VietJetAir to Begin Ho Chi Minh City - Taipei Flights

By Thu Huong.

From 12-December-2014 VietJetAir is to begin direct flights between Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) and Taipei (Taiwan). There are 5 flights per week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The flight from Ho Chi Minh City departs at 14:30 and arrives at 18:55 local time; the return flight departs at 20:00 and arrives at 22:25.

VietJetAir Begins Flights Ho Chi Minh City - Quy Nhon

By Thu Huong.

9November2013 VietJetAir started the first daily flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Quy Nhon. The flights are with Airbus Sharklet aircrafts providing 2,500 seats each week for the travellers between two cities. VietJetAir is the first private air firm in Vietnam operating flights to most destinations in Vietnam, between Vietnam and Bangkok (Thailand), Siem Reap (Cambodia), Seoul (South Korea).

VietJetAir to Begin Hanoi - Siem Reap Flights

By Thu Huong.

From 3-November-2014, VietJetAir is to begin daily direct flights between Hanoi and Siem Reap. The flight departs Hanoi at 17:15 and arrives at Siem Reap at 19:05, the return flight departs Siem Reap at 20:05 and arrives at Hanoi at 21:55.

Etihad Airways Ho Chi Minh City Flights

By Thu Huong.

2Oct2013 Etihad Airways officially begins daily direct flights between Abu Dhabi (UAE) and Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam). All flights are with Airbus 330-200 with 22 Business Class seats and 240 Economy Class seats. The flight departs Abu Dhabi at 0830 A.M, the return flight departs Ho Chi Minh City at 2030 P.M. The flight time is 7 hours 30 minutes. These flights help to faciliate air travel between Vietnam and the Middle East as well as between Vietnam and Europe.

Vietnam Airlines to Begin Phu Quoc - Singapore & Cambodia Flights

By Thu Huong.

Vietnam Airlines announces that the air firm is to begin flights between Phu Quoc Island - Singapore and Phu Quoc Island - Siem Reap from November 2014. There are 2 weekly flights between Phu Quoc - Singapore with Airbus 321 aircraft, 3 weekly flights between Phu Quoc - Siem Reap with ATR 72 aircraft. The flight time for Phu Quoc - Singapore is 3 hours and that for Phu Quoc - Siem Reap is 1 hour 30 minutes.

VietJetAir to Fly to Hue and to Buon Ma Thuot

By Thu Huong.

From 15October2013, VietJetAir is to begin daily flights on new routes Hanoi - Hue and Hanoi - Buon Ma Thuot. From Hanoi to Hue, the flight departs at 1640 and the return flight departs Hue at 1825. From Hanoi to Buon Ma Thuot, the flight departs at 11:40 A.M, the return flight departs Buon Ma Thuot at 16:55. Earlier, there had been only flights by Vietnam Airlines on these routes.