HCM City-Ca Mau air
New air route links Viet Nam
The air route will help tourism companies in arranging tours to the World Heritages in Viet Nam's central region, such as Hoi An, My Son, Phong Nha-Ke Bang and Cambodia's well-known Angkor Wat.
Airlines offer airfare
Meanwhile, Pacific Airlines has reduced its airfares on the Ho Chi Minh City - Ha Noi to 2.7 million VND and on the Ho Chi Minh City - Da Nang to 680,000 VND. The prices will be applied through May 31, 2004.
The first non-stop
flight from Paris to Ho Chi Minh on March 30
Vietnam Airlines is likely to begin direct flights to Frankfurt late this year.
Air service to link
southern cities in June
The Viet Nam Air Services Company (Vasco) – which now operates as an air taxi and transporter of cargo – will fly the new routes. Vasco is a subsidiary of the Vietnam Airlines Corporation.
Vietnam Airlines and HCM City-based Pacific Airlines are currently the only domestic carriers.
Flights between HCM City and Ca Mau will take about 45 minutes; to Con Dao Island, about 43 minutes; to Rach Gia 37 minutes; and to Can Tho, 30 minutes. Most routes will be daily flights.
When the flights begin in June, Vasco will use two 30-seat planes jointly manufactured by Russian and US aviation companies.
"The advantages of the AN 38 aero plane are its high safety and low cost. It is easy to use and maintain and it is also good for small airports with poor infrastructure conditions," said Vu Duc Bien, Vasco’s commercial manager.
The Vietnam Airlines Corporation has proposed a price list for the routes: VND350,000 (US$22) to Can Tho; VND400,000 to VND450,000 ($26 to $29) to Ca Mau; and VND650,000 ($42) to Con Dao Island.
United Airlines opens
joint name flights to Vietnam
Passengers of the United Airlines are able to take flights via Bangkok conducted by Thai Airways to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. This is a supplement to schedule of 4 flights a week from Tokyo to Ho Chi Minh City conducted by ANA. So far, the aviation agreement between Vietnam and US has brought number of Vietnam-US two-way flights to 56 flights a week (with participation of 3 airlines) from previous 8 flights a week (with participation of 2 airlines).
Satisfying the passengers’ demand, from 2nd July 2002, Vietnam Airlines will resume weekly flight to Moscow from Hanoi by Boeing 767-300 with following schedules:
On 3rd and 10th of July 2002, depart from Moscow on
From 29 June 2002, Vietnam Airlines will operate direct flights from Tokyo to Hanoi and vice versa by Boeing 767-300 on every Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
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On April 22nd 2002, the first flight connecting Hochiminh City and Tokyo was operated by Vietnam Airlines from the International Tan Son Nhat airport.
Following the launch of its own direct scheduled flights on Hochiminh City – Tokyo route with 4 flights per week on Monday, Wenesday, Friday and Saturday, Vietnam Airlines plans to increase to 6 flights per week as of 30th June 2002 and 7 fights weekly from Winter Schedule 2002. This route has satisfied the increasing demand of air transportation between two countries.
Vietnam Airlines is going to open the direct flights between two capital – Hanoi and Tokyo with the initial frequency of 2 flights weekly from 29th June 2002 and plan to use the Boeing 777, the new and modern generation aircaft on routes between Vietnam and Japan in 2003.
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