Speedboats for Halong Bay and Cat Ba Island

By Lang Thang.

26April2012 Phuc Thinh Company started the commuting speedboats between Halong Bay (Quang Ninh Province) and Cat Ba Island (Hai Phong Province). The piers at Ha Long City are Hon Gai and Tuan Chau Island; those on Cat Ba Island are Gia Luan and Ben Beo.

Halong Bay Vietnam
Sunset on Halong Bay Vietnam

Lot Polish Airlines to Suspend Hanoi Flights

By Lang Thang.

According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV), Lot Polish Airlines is to suspend the flights between Warsaw (Poland) and Hanoi (Vietnam) from 25March2012 due to difficulties in demands for air travel between Poland and Vietnam.

 

Lot Polish Airlines

VietJetAir To Begin Da Nang and Nha Trang Flights

By Lang Thang.

VietJetAir is to begin flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang from 27April2012 and between Hanoi - Nha Trang from 19May2012. The flights between Ho Chi Minh City - Da Nang are twice daily and the flights Hanoi - Nha Trang are once daily. Also, VietJetAir is to increase flights between Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh City to 8 return flights per day.

 

VietJetAir Vietnam

 

Emirates to Start Ho Chi Minh City Flights

By Lang Thang.

5Jan2012, Emirates announced that the airlines is to begin flights between Dubai and Ho Chi Minh City from 4June2012. Vietnam Aviation Authority confirmed on the same day that the airlines was preparing formalities for having daily flights to Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Emirates Airlines
Emirates Airlines

Vietnam to Receive More International Flights

By Lang Thang.

According to news from Vietnam Aviation Authority, it has granted a license permitting AeroSvit Airlines to operate twice-weekly flights between Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) and Kiev (Ukraine). The flights departing from Ho Chi Minh City will be on Thursday and Sunday.

Qatar Airways has also increased flights for Doha - Bangkok - Hanoi from 4 flights per week to 7 flights per week. Qatar Airways has daily flights for Doha - Bangkok - Ho Chi Minh City, too.


Vietnam Airlines

Asiana Airlines Begins Danang Flights

By Lang Thang.

From 14Dec2011, Asiana Airlines began weekly flights between Seoul Incheon Airport (South Korea) and Danang International Airport (Vietnam), announced the airlines spokesperson. The aircrafts for these flights are Airbus 321-200 with 177 seats. There is huge demand for air travel between South Korea and Vietnam and Asiana Airlines has flights between major cities of the two countries: Incheon - Ho Chi Minh City (14 flights per week), Incheon - Hanoi (7 flights per week), Busan - Ho Chi Minh City (7 flights per week), Busan - Hanoi (7 flights per week), Incheon - Danang (1 flight per week).

Asiana Airlines

Vietnam Airlines To Increase Domestic Airfare Again

By Tieu Quy.

Vietnam Airlines will officially increase airfare for flights within Vietnam from 15-20% from 15Dec2011, announced Le Hoang Dung - Vietnam Airlines' spokesman. This decision is to follow the new airfare ceilings approval by Vietnam Ministry of Transport on 14Sept2011.

Vietnam Airlines

Sichuan Airlines to Fly Ho Chi Minh City Daily

By Lang Thang.

Sichuan Airlines has had over six months of operating flights for Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) - Nanning (China) - Chengdu (Sichuan, China). Currently, the air firm operates 2 flights per week for this route on Monday and Thursday, but it is planning daily flights and direct flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Chengdu, instead of having one stop at Nanning now.

According to Sichuan Airlines, the current seat occupancy is about 70%, mostly for travellers from China to visit Vietnam. The air firm is to target Vietnamese travel agencies and tour operators bringing tourists from Vietnam to western China and Tibet.

VietJetAir To Begin Flights in Vietnam

By Lang Thang.

VietJetAir, a new low cost airline in Vietnam, is to begin its flights in Vietnam on 25Dec2011. Initially, the airline plans to fly between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) with 2 flights from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City and 2 return flights each day. From 10Jan2012 to 30April2012, there will be 3 flights from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City and 3 return flights each day.

VietJetAir Vietnam

Xoan Singing of Vietnam - Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

By Tieu Quy.

24November2011, Xoan Singing of Phu Tho Province of Vietnam was inscribed by the UNESCO to the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity which is in need of urgent Safeguarding.  The inscription was made at the Sixth Session of the Intergovernmental Committee Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Heritage, which is to take place in Bali (Indonesia) from 22November2011 to 29November2011.

More Flights Between Ho Chi Minh City and Ca Mau

By Lang Thang.

According to news from Vasco, a subsidiary of Vietnam Airlines, there is increasing demand for air travel between Ca Mau and Ho Chi Minh City and the air firm is to increase flights to this city. From November 2011, Vasco is to have daily flights between these 2 cities: the flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Ca Mau departs at 05:55 and arrives at 06:55 A.M; from Ca Mau to Ho Chi Minh City, the flight departs at 07:35 and arrives at 08:40 A.M.

Vietnam Airlines

AirMekong To Increase Flights to Vietnam Travel Attractions

By Lang Thang.

Air Mekong, a Vietnamese private airline, announces that the firm is to operate 50 more flights between major tourist attractions in Vietnam in the period from 23Dec2011 to 3Jan2012 to meet the surge in demand for air travel in the country during the time. Most of the flights are for Hanoi - Phu Quoc Island, Hanoi - Da Lat, Ho Chi Minh City - Phu Quoc Island and Ho Chi Minh City - Con Dao Island. According to the airline, there will be 2 flights per day to Con Dao Island instead of 5 flights per week at present; and 1 to 2 flights per day to Phu Quoc Island instead of 12 flights per week now.

Air Mekong flights in Vietnam