HANOI, 22 January 2021: Start-up airline Vietravel Airlines opens sales, 25 January, with deep discounts up from grabs until 27 March according to an announcement on its website
The deals are available for flights out of
Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to Danang, Hue, Phu Quoc Island and Nha Trang. Also,
discounts apply on direct flights between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. It
becomes the sixth airline to operate domestic flights in the country.
Checking the one-way deals on the route
Hanoi to Pho Quoc Island the best offer is a VND600 base fare that increases to
VND1,121,000 when taxes and fees are added.
The airline took delivery of its second
Airbus A321CEO from the Netherlands at a ceremony hosted at Tan Son Nhat
International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, 16 January. It will have a fleet of
eight Airbus A321s within three years, increasing to 30 aircraft to serve both
domestic and international routes according to its long-term plans and vision.
Officially launched 26 December 2020 in Ho
Chi Minh City, Vietnam Travel Aviation Company Limited (Vietravel Airlines)
confirmed it received its aircraft operator certificate from the Civil Aviation
Authority of Vietnam 24 December.
Prior to the official launch, the airline
flew 16 charter flights carrying 2,129 passengers on routes between five major
cities: Phu Quoc, Quy Nhon, Cam Ranh, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
Established in 1995 as national travel firm selling both inbound and outbound tours Vietravel Holdings invested VND700 billion in charter capital to establish the airline startup. The parent company’s travel enterprise has 40 offices across Vietnam and six offices overseas.
In the long term, the airline aims to
expand routes to Southeast Asia and Northeast Asia, but that timeline will
depend on the region’s success in bringing the Covid-19 pandemic under control
and the recovery of travel from key markets such as China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan.