Flights to several southern localities to be suspended hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA) 

Hanoi (VNA) – The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) recently sent a dispatch asking domestic airlines to suspend flights to and from airports in several southern cities and provinces that are under social distancing measures from July 19.

Specifically, all flights to and from Con Dao in Ba Ria – Vung Tau, Ca Mau, Rach Gia in Kien Giang province will be halted from 0am on July 19.

The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines will still run a daily flight linking Phu Quoc and Hanoi and another on Can Tho-Hanoi route.

Bamboo Airways will operate Phu Quoc-Hanoi and Can Tho – Hanoi flights only on July 19, each one trip per day, in place of Vietnam Airlines.

Airlines are running Ho Chi Minh City – Hanoi flights with a daily capacity of 1,700 seats per trip.

Accordingly, Vietnam Airlines will supply no more than 700 seats per trip each day, Vietjet and Bamboo Airways each 400 seats, and Pacific Airlines 200 seats.

Each carrier could offer 1-2 daily flights on Ho Chi Minh City – Da Nang/Quy Nhon/Cam Ranh/Buon Ma Thuot routes.

There will be no limitation in the number of flights carrying cargo.

The suspension of flights is due to last till August 1.

All passengers must show documents certifying they test negative for SARS-CoV-2 as requested by the Health Ministry./.