Local airlines asked to lower airfares hinh anh 1 Illustrative photo. (Source: VietJet Air)

Hanoi (VNA) - The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has recently asked domestic carriers including Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Pacific and VietJet Air to draw up airfare discount plans before January 10, 2016.

According to the CAAV, the request was made as Jet A1 fuel price continued to fall, which creates positive impacts on the transport market in general and the aviation market in particular.

The authority recommended Vietnamese airlines continue providing low-cost tickets and offer additional promotional programmes, making air travel easier for customers.

Earlier, the CAAV lowered airfare ceiling for domestic flights by 4 percent in September 2015 after a drop in input fuel costs.-VNA