Transport ministry allows increase of domestic flight frequency from October 21

Update: 10:48 | 21/10/2021
The Ministry of Transport has allowed increasing the frequency of domestic flights, including those in the Ha Noi-Ho Chi Minh City air route.
Transport ministry allows increase of domestic flight frequency from October 21
Aircraft lands at Hanoi-based Noi Bai International Airport. (Photo: Zing)

In a decision signed by Deputy Minister of Transport Le Anh Tuan, the ministry stated that a temporary guideline for safe and flexible operation of passenger transport amid COVID-19 will take effect until November 30. Its implementation will be reviewed after the first 15 days.

Accordingly, a maximum of six flights each way daily will be allowed on the routes connecting Ha Noi – Ho Chi Minh City, Ha Noi – Da Nang, and Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh City from October 21-November 14, and the number will be raised to seven during November 15-30.

On other routes, the maximum will be four flights each way per day.

The Transport Ministry has also proposed that airlines no longer need to keep a middle seat empty on flights from October 21, but passengers have to meet one of the three conditions to fly, which is either having a certificate for full vaccination for at least 14 days and no later than 12 months before departure, or recovery from COVID-19 no later than six months before departure, or testing negative to SARS-CoV-2 using RT-PCR and rapid antigen testing methods no later than 72 hours before departure.

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(Source: VNA)