Jetstar Pacific re-opens flights Hanoi - Nha Trang

By Lang Thang.

According to Jetstar Pacific, the airline is to re-open flights between Hanoi and Nha Trang from 24-May-2011. The air carrier had to suspend flights between these 2 cities due to inefficiency nine months ago.The airline is planning two flights per day to accommodate surging demands for domestic travel in Vietnam during the summer months. Tickets for these flights have been open since 6-May-2011 on the company's website.

Nghe An Vietnam Recognized as a Global Biosphere Reserve

by Tieu Quy

The area of 1.3million hectares including two nature reserves (Pu Hoat and Pu Huong) and one national park (Pu Mat) to the west of Nghe An Province of Vietnam (in the districts of Con Cuong, Anh Son, Tuong Duong, Que Phong, Quy Chau, Quy Hop, Thanh Chuong and Tan Ky) was listed as a Global Biosphere Reserve by the UNESCO on 29th, April 2011. The Global Biosphere Reserve is located in the temperate and tropical climatic zone. Because of the high mountains of the Truong Son Range that influences the circulation of the air, there are big different climatic zones formed in the area.

Air Mekong starts direct flights between Hanoi and Phu Quoc Island

By Lang Thang

According to Air Mekong, the air carrier is to offer direct flights between Hanoi and Phu Quoc Island from 28-April-2011. This is the longest flight route in Vietnam by far. All these flights will be with Bombardier CRJ 900 aircrafts and the flight time is 2 hours 20 minutes. The direct flight is to save the passenger over 2 hours compared to those transit via Saigon Tan Son Nhat Airport.

Air Mekong


Malaysia Airlines Increases Flights between Malaysia and Vietnam

By Tieu Quy.

According to Malaysia Airlines, the firm is to increase flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Kuala Lumpur to 21 flights/week (3 flights/day) from July-2011. Currently, the Airline is having 20 flights/week between Ho Chi Minh City and Luala Lumpur and 7 flights/week between Kuala Lumpur and Hanoi.

Travellers from Europe, ASEAN Countries, Australia and New Zealand could travel to Vietnam on Malaysia Airlines's flights which transit via Kuala Lumpur.

Vietnam Railways to Suspend Trains SE7/SE8

By Tieu Quy.

According to Vietnam Railways, the company is to suspend the pair of trains: SE7/8. From Hanoi, SE7 is to be suspended on 06-May-2011 and from Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), SE8 Train is to be suspended on 7-May-2011. The decision came due to the decreasing number of travellers making trips between Hanoi and Saigon in the summer time. Earlier, Vietnam Railways has informed to be increasing the number of trains to popular tourist destinations in Vietnam to meet the surge in demand of train travel during 30-April and 1-May, big Vietnamese public holidays.


Vietnam Train: Aircon Soft Sleeper
Vietnam Train: Aircon Soft Sleeper

The Do Temple Festival

Do Temple Festival is held every year on the 15th of the third lunar month to commemorate the coronation of King Ly Thai To (Ly Cong Uan), considered one of the most visionary leaders throughout the history of Vietnam.

Bach Ma National Park Closed To Expand Road

By Tieu Quy.

News from the authority of Bach Ma National Park is that the Park is closed to tourism till the end of 2011 for expanding the road to the top of the National Park. The current road of 3.5m wide is to be expanded to 5-7m wide. The first phase of the project is done in 2011 and the second is to be finished in 2013.

Vietnam Airlines reopens flights Da Nang - Hai Phong

By Tieu Quy

According to Vietnam Airlines, the flights between Da Nang and Hai Phong of Vietnam are to be reopened on 28-April-2011, just right before the big Vietnamese travel occasion: Vietnam Reunification Day (30/04) and Labor Day (1/5). Passengers are to fly ATR72s on these flights which are planned on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Vietnam Airlines had to close flights between these 2 cities 10 years ago. Earlier, the Airlines also openen flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Hai Phong.

Vietnam Rach Gia Airport closed for Repair

By Tieu Quy

According to Vietnam Airlines, Rach Gia Airport is closed for repair from 4-April-2011 to 23-April-2011. All Vietnam Airlines flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Phu Quoc Island via Rach Gia Airport are cancelled during the time. The airlines also increases 1 more direct flight between Ho Chi Minh City and Phu Quoc Island per day between 08-April-2011 to 12-April-2011, the time of the Death Anniversary of Kings Hung Vuong which are Public Holidays in Vietnam.

Vietnam Travel Prices to Rise

By Tieu Quy

Vietnam is suffering from high inflation at the beginning of 2011, after Tet - the Vietnamese Traditional Lunar New Year. The World Bank forecasts Vietnam to have 9.5% inflation in 2011 while the Asian Development Bank (ADB) forecasts the inflation of 13.3% for Vietnam in 2011. The ADB also forecasts inflation in Vietnam will peak in Q3 which may reach 16% and will be lower in the months after. There were major increases in Vietnam in prices in Vietnam in Q1 alone: electricity increased by 15.3% and petrol prices creased by 30%.

Phu Bai Airport Hue Vietnam closed for repair

By Tieu Quy

According to the authority of Phu Bai Airport in Hue Vietnam, the airport is closed for 1 month from 00:01hrs of 13-May-2011 through 23:59hrs of 13-June-2011 for repair. All flights to and from Phu Bai Airport will resume on the 14th of June, 2011. During the time of repair, passengers on the booked flights to/from Hue are advised to change to the flights to/from Da Nang Airport which is 120km away.

Phu Bai is a domestic airport in the Central Region of Vietnam with daily flights to/from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. Phu Bai Airport is the gateway to explore the Royal Citadel and the Royal Tombs of Hue City. There's a plan to upgrade Phu Bai into an international hub of South East Asia.



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