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.

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 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.

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:

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.

Online Visas for Vietnam

By Thu Huong.

From 14-Mar-2014, foreign passport holders traveling to Vietnam can obtain a visa within 2 working days by applying online at the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam at visa.mofa.gov.vn. By applying online, the travellers can also keep track of their visa status.

Vietnam Waives Visas for Phu Quoc Island

By Thu Huong.

From 10-Mar-2014, foreign passport holders who travel to Phu Quoc Island in Kien Giang Province of Vietnam and whose stay on the island not exceeding 30 days are exempt from visa. If the trip to Phu Quoc Island involves a transit at another international border port of Vietnam by sea or by air, then visas are not required either.

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).

Vietnam Myanmar Visa Exemption

By Thu Huong.

Earlier in October 2013, the Governments of Vietnam and Myanmar have signed a pact waiving entry visa for nationals of one country to travel in the other in no more than 14 days.

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.

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.

Hue Phu Bai Airport Planned for Early Reopening

By Thu Huong.

22July2013 According to news from Vietnam Aviation Authority, the overhaul of Phu Bai Airport in Hue is to be completed 2 months earlier than scheduled. The airport had been planned for the reopening on 20Nov2013. After inspection of the works by officials from Vietnam Aviation Authority on 22July2013, the reopening of the airport has been changed to 20September2013. The official announcement by Vietnam Aviation Authority is due in the next few days.