Travelers To Be Permitted Bringing Motorbike or Car into Vietnam

By Thu Huong.

Vietnam Ministry of Transport has completed the draft Decree for the Administration of Vehicles brought into Vietnam by foreign visitors on tourism purposes. According to the draft, foreign travelers to Vietnam could bring foreign vehicles into Vietnam on tourism purposes for a period not exceeding 30 days. In the case of extension, then the extended period shall not exceed 10 days. The Draft Decree allows cars of 9-Seater or smaller size with steering wheel to the left, and motorbikes only. The travelers are to travel in Vietnam in group with travel itinerary arranged by Vietnamese travel agents or Vietnam-based tour operators.

VietJetAir Begins Hanoi - Da Lat Flights

By Thu Huong.

9December2012 VietJetAir Started its first flight between Hanoi and Da Lat Vietnam. The flight is daily departing Hanoi Noi Bai Airport at 09:35A.M and arriving at Da Lat Lien Khuong Airport at 11:15 A.M. The return flight departs at 11:50 A.M. The air firm uses Airbus 320 with 180 seats for these flights.

Dalat Vietnam
Da Lat Vietnam

Worship Of Hung Kings Listed as Intangible Cultural Heritage

By Thu Huong.

6Dec2012 at a Paris Conference, the UNESCO (United Nation Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) officially agreed on the inscription of the Worship of Hung Kings in Vietnam to the Representative  List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Hung Kings Temple Vietnam
Worship at Hung Kings Temple Vietnam

Finnair to Offer Seasonal Direct Flights to Hanoi

By Thu Huong.

Finnair has announced its plan to begin seasonal direct flights to Hanoi from Helsinki in 2013 summer. The airline plans 3 flights per week from 14June2013 to 27October2013. With these direct flights, it takes only 5 hours to get to Europe from Vietnam. Earlier, Finnair had established its representative offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).

Hanoi Vietnam
Hanoi Vietnam

VietJetAir To Begin Ho Chi Minh City - Bangkok Flights

By Thu Huong.

29Nov2012 VietJetAir, a privately-own air firm in Vietnam, announced its opening of flights between Ho Chi Minh City (or Saigon, in Vietnam) and Bangkok (Thailand). The flights between these two cities are daily, 1 flight per day. From Ho Chi Minh City, the flight departs at 11:00 A.M and arrives at Bangkok SuvarnaBhumi at 12:30 P.M. The return flight departs Bangkok at 13:30 on the same day. There are huge demand for air travel between Vietnam and Thailand, mostly from leisure travel market. Travelers between the two countries are to benefit more from competitive prices.


Phu Quoc International Airport To Be Open

By Thu Huong.

The new international airport on Phu Quoc Island in southern Vietnam is to be open in December 2012. Construction work started in November 2008 and completed in December 2012 with a runway of 3,000m in length and 45m in width. The second runway of 3000mx25m is to be constructed in 2020.

VietJetAir Begins Ho Chi Minh City - Vinh Flights

By Thu Huong.

On 05Nov2012, VietJetAir officially started its first direct flights between Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and Vinh City (Nghe An Province, in the Central Region of Vietnam). The air firm operates one daily flights between these two cities using Airbus 320 aircrafts with 180 seats. The flight from Ho Chi Minh City departs Tan Son Nhat Airport at 10:35 A.M and arrives at Vinh at 12:20 P.M. The return flight from Vinh City departs at 13:05.

Vietjetair flights

Hue Phu Bai Airport Planned for Temporary Closure

25Oct2012 According to news from People's Committee of Thua Thien Hue Province, the Airports Corporation of Vietnam has submitted a plan for renewing Hue Phu Bai Airport which will lead to temporary closure of the airport from March to November 2013.

The document reveals that the project planning phase has been completed and that the runway of the airport be repaired for safe landings and taking-offs.

Hue Vietnam

Vietnam Airlines To Begin Da Nang - Vinh Flights

By Thu Loan.

22Oct2012 Vietnam Airlines announced to begin flights between Da Nang and Vinh (Nghe An Province) on 28Oct2012. The flights are operated on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The aircrafts used for these flights are ATR72 with 68 seats. The flight from Da Nang departs at 09:30 A.M and the return flight from Vinh departs at  11:25 A.M. The flight duration is 1 hour 15 minutes.

Vietnam Airlines

Vietnam Airlines to Begin Indonesia Flights

By Thanh Huong.

From Dec 2012, Vietnam Airlines is to begin direct flights between Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) and Jakarta (Indonesia). Initially, the direct flights are on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The new flights are to meet the increasing demand for business and leisure travel between Vietnam and Indonesia. The route is currently operated by AirAsia only and the tickets are often booked out.

Vietnam Airlines

Ukraine Aerosvit Airlines to Begin Vietnam Flights

By Thanh Huong.

The Ukrainian Aerosvit Airlines is to begin its first chartered flights between Kiev (Ukraine) and Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) from December 2012. The flights from Kiev are to depart on Sunday and Thursday, and the return flights are to leave Ho Chi Minh City on Monday and Friday respectively.

Ukrainian Aerosvit Airlines

VietJetAir Started Ho Chi Minh City - Hai Phong Flights

07Oct2012 VietJetAir, a privately owned air carrier in Vietnam, started its first daily flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hai Phong. The route has high demand for air travel, but had been operated by Vietnam Airlines and Jetstar Pacific only. With more competition, the passengers on this route are benefiting more from cheaper airfares.

VietjetAir flights Vietnam