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Raise one-way airfares for long domestic routes

posted Dec 3, 2011, 11:28 PM by Dong Travel   [ updated Dec 3, 2011, 11:28 PM by Mickey Dong Hoang Thinh ]
Related agencies have agreed to propose to the government to raise one-way airfares for long domestic routes to a limit "of VND5 million (US$250), to cover heavy operational costs", said the Ministry of Transport

The new rate, inclusive of value-added tax (VAT) and airport tax, may be applied from TET holiday (the Lunar New Year holiday), which falls in January next year.

As per the new rate, the ceiling for one-way fares for the Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City route will be VND3.84 million and for one-way flights longer than 1,280km, the airfare will be VND4.76 million. These prices are exclusive of VAT and airport tax.

In related news, Vietnam Airlines held a press conference on 01 Dec to announce direct flights from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to UK from December 8, 2011.

The flights will land at Gatwick Airport and use Boeing B777 airplane.

VNA will operate four flights a week to Gatwick Airport – two from Hanoi and two from HCMC. London is now the fourth European gateway for the carrier, after Paris, Frankfurt and Moscow.

On this occasion, passengers in Vietnam buying tickets to the UK from September 15 to October 15 and departing between December 8 and December 31 will enjoy preferential rates of VND12.5 million (US$599).

Source: SGGP