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Airlines discount fares for international routes

posted Sep 13, 2011, 3:24 AM by Dong Travel   [ updated Sep 13, 2011, 3:34 AM by Mickey Dong Hoang Thinh ]
A number of local and foreign airlines have announced to discount fares for their flights between Vietnam and other destinations in a move to beef up bookings after the summer holiday.

Qatar Airways has launched a three-day campaign for guests to save up to 25% on Economy-class return fares and up to 15% on Business-class two-way fares across the carrier’s worldwide network from Vietnam.

The discount fares, available at or through its travel agency partners, enable customers to secure savings based on return fares and include taxes, and book their travel period until March 31 next year.

Qatar Airways now operates daily service from HCMC and four weekly flights from Hanoi, and connect the two destinations to the airline’s more than 100 destinations worldwide via its hub in Doha.

To attract passengers to its service to London in December, Vietnam Airlines offers return fares for VND12.5 million (some US$599) for bookings from September 15 to October 15 and for travel before December 31. The rate includes airport taxes and surcharges.

The national flagship said it would commence flights from Hanoi and HCMC to Gatwick Airport in London on December 8, using the Boeing B777. London will be the Sky-team member airline’s fourth destination in Europe after Paris, Frankfurt and Moscow.

On Friday, AirAsia will start to offer 20% off for all seats to all international and domestic destinations, with booking period valid until September 11 and travel period from September 12 till November 16, 2011. This promotion will be available at

AirAsia currently conducts flights from Tan Son Nhat and Noi Bai international airports to Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur. Its member carriers, Thai AirAsia and Indonesia AirAsia, have flights from Bangkok and Jakarta to the two airports of Vietnam and vice versa.

AirAsia applies the promotion to its service links in its hubs in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia with over 160 routes stretching to more than 20 countries and territories.

Source: SGT