HCMC – Qatar Airways has announced that it will be resuming operations on the Doha-HCMC route from today, July 3, via an Airbus A350-900 with 36 flatbed seats in Business Class and 247 seats in Economy Class.
Jared Lee, Qatar Airways Vice President for South East Asia, said in a statement, “As the world’s largest international and trusted carrier that has flown over two million passengers home safely and reliably during the coronavirus pandemic, we are thrilled to be reinstating services to HCMC, one of our most popular Asia-Pacific destinations.”
Due to the large number of Vietnamese diaspora in North America and Europe, to which the carrier has been offering services, coupled with more entry restrictions being eased, Qatar Airways is taking steps to resume more services within the region so that families can be reunited, he noted.
Pham Vu Cuong, deputy director of the HCMC-based Tan Son Nhat International Airport, was quoted as saying in the statement, “We are pleased to be welcoming Qatar Airways back to HCMC this July. Qatar Airways has demonstrated leadership in hygiene and safety standards during this time; thus, we will work closely with them to ensure the smooth and safe handling of all passengers.”
The national carrier of the State of Qatar has further enhanced its onboard safety measures for passengers and cabin crew to prevent a Covid-19 infection. It has introduced Personal Protective Equipment for cabin crew, which comprises gloves, face masks, safety glasses and a new protective gown that is fitted over their uniforms as well as a complimentary protective kit for passengers.
Moreover, travelers departing from Hamad International Airport will receive their face shields at check-in counters, whereas at other destinations, the face shields will be distributed at the boarding gates.