Transport ministry allows increase of domestic flight frequency from October 21 hinh anh 1Aircraft of Vietnamese airlines (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Transport has allowed to increase frequency of domestic flights, including those in the Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City air route.

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 Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi – 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 middle seat empty on flights from October 21.

The decision also mentioned conditions for passengers, such as certificates of full vaccination against COVID-19, recovery from COVID-19, and testing negative to SARS-CoV-2 using RT-PCR or rapid antigen testing methods.

Besides, all passengers have to make health declarations./.