Domestic airlines increase flights after social distancing hinh anh 1A passenger at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - Domestic airlines have announced to increase flights on several domestic routes from April 23 while offering new promotions to increase demand after national social distancing ends.  

National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines said it provides between four and six return flights per day connecting Hanoi with Ho Chi Minh City until the end of this month, and plans to increase that number to 10-13 in the following months. 

Meanwhile, the carrier continues maintaining one return flight per day on the routes linking Da Nang with Hanoi and HCM City between April 23 and April 26, and will increase to two before the end of the month. The airline is expected to offer three to five flights per day on these routes in the following months.

Vietnam Airlines also resumed services on the HCM City and Hai Phong/Vinh/Thanh Hoa routes with one flight per day from April 23; HCM City and Hue/Con Dao from April 25 with one flight each day, and the same with remaining routes from next April 29. The airline said it will continue to review the frequency of routes in accordance with the situation.

Budget carrier Jetstar Pacific, a member of Vietnam Airlines Corporation, has also doubled return flights between Hanoi and HCM City to two per day.

Vietnam Airlines and Jetstar Pacific both said they will strictly follow cleaning rules after each flight.

Meanwhile, low-cost carrier Vietjet has increased the frequency of return flights carrying passengers to six per day between Hanoi and HCM City; three return flights per day between Hanoi/HCM City and Da Nang, and one return flight per day on several domestic routes.

Vietjet is also giving away tickets priced from only 9,000 VND (0.4 USD) on all domestic flights until April 25.

The super-cheap airfares are available from noon to 2pm at for flights departing from April 23 to December 31 (excluding national holidays)./.