Air Mekong to offer more flights to tourist destinations


Air Mekong will operate an extra 50 flights on the routes mostly connected to tourist destinations from December 23 to January 3 to cater to surging air travel demand during the upcoming Christmas and New Year holidays.

Truong Thanh Vu of Air Mekong told the Daily on the phone on Wednesday that almost all the additional flights would be conducted on the routes from Hanoi and HCMC to Phu Quoc, Dalat and Con Dao, with average frequency increases by 1.5 to two folds compared to normal days.

The airline plans to operate up to 14 weekly flights to Con Dao off Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province from the current five weekly times on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Vu said.

The private carrier will raise from one to two daily flights to Phu Quoc off the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang during the period.

From November 20, Air Mekong will add at least one daily flight to the Hanoi-HCMC route, which the airline currently has around three daily services. The carrier will sell some 40 seats on each flight for the same price of VND1.35 million, including a hot food portion.

From December, Air Mekong will service between Buon Ma Thuot and Vinh cities on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, or one more flight compared to its existing schedule. The airline credited this expansion to the route launched in October to connect the Central Highlands with the north of central Vietnam to a high occupancy rate of 80% and continuously rising demand.

Also in the plan is to launch the new Vinh-Pleiku route from December 1, the second of Air Mekong’s air link between the Central Highlands and the north of central Vietnam. As scheduled, flights will take off Pleiku in Gia Lai Province at 5 p.m. and Vinh at 6:45 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Air Mekong will apply promotional single fares from VND1 million to VND1.35 million exclusive of airport tax and surcharges to 50% of the 90-seat Bombardier CRJ 900 the carrier operates on the Vinh-Pleiku route. This promotion is valid for bookings until December 15.

(Source: Saigon times)




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