HCMC – Local carrier Bamboo Airways resumed international air services from Hanoi City to Taipei in Taiwan on October 20.
The air service on the Hanoi-Taipei route, with one weekly round trip, will be revised up in the coming months based on the developments of the coronavirus pandemic and the travel demand from passengers, the carrier told Nguoi Lao Dong Online.
Its flights transporting passengers back to Vietnam will be operated in line with the approval of the competent agencies. The carrier will use the Airbus A321neo aircraft for the Hanoi-Taipei flights.
Due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the operation of regular international flight services managed by local carriers was suspended. After two pilot flights were operated by Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet in late September, some other regular international flights set to transport passengers to Vietnam have been suspended pending the Ministry of Transport’s guidance.
As for international flights departing from Vietnam, Vietnam Airlines is maintaining two regular air routes connecting Hanoi City with South Korea’s Seoul and Japan’s Tokyo.
Following the resumption of the Hanoi-Taipei air route, Bamboo Airways is planning to reopen some other international air routes while launching new direct international flight services in the coming time.
The Hanoi-Seoul air route will resume this month, with one weekly flight on Wednesdays.
Besides, the carrier will open the HCMC-Tokyo (Japan) air service and the Hanoi-Tokyo route on November 5 and in late November, respectively.
Other new air services between Haiphong and Singapore and from Hanoi and HCMC to Melbourne (Australia) are set to be launched in the fourth quarter of this year, while the Hanoi/HCMC-London air services and other flights to Germany are scheduled to operate in the first quarter of 2021 as soon as the competent agencies announce solutions over the reoperation of international flights.
In related news, Vietnam Airlines has announced the resumption of four more domestic air routes this month comprising the HCMC-Tuy Hoa service, the Vinh/Danang-Nha Trang routes and the Danang-Phu Quoc service.