Airlines are beginning to ramp up their services to and from Vietnam as the government eases restrictions on overseas air routes and visitor access. Many services were resumed in February 2022, and the rate is likely to rise even more from the end of March 2022 when the Vietnamese tourism industry reopens.
National carrier Vietnam Airlines offers tickets between HCMC and Phnom Penh in Cambodia, with one-way fares starting at VND2.5 million ($109.54). From Hanoi to Tokyo, the starting rate is VND 11.7 million; and from HCMC to San Francisco, VND21.2 million, VNExpress reported.
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Bamboo Airways has started selling tickets for flights from Hanoi and HCMC to Australia, Germany, the UK and Singapore.
The HCMC-Melbourne’s first flight is scheduled for February 19 with a one-way economy class ticket costing $160-180.
On February 25, the first flight to Frankfurt, Germany, will leave Hanoi and the fare is $180-339. The Hanoi-London service will resume on March 22 and the HCMC-Singapore service on March 24.
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Vietnam is one of several Asia-Pacific markets looking to open up to tourists, including the Philippines, Malaysia and Australia that have recently made significant announcements in this regard. This is a particularly important step for Vietnam, as it is one of the most popular destinations in the region and tourism is a major contributor to the economy.
While some key markets are still severely restricted, Vietnamese airlines are starting to restore routes where they can, both within Asia and outside the region. In some cases, the country’s airlines are launching new long-haul flights to take advantage of changing market dynamics.