Vietnam plans to restart international commercial flights to and from six Asian cities from mid-September, state media reported on 3 September.
Flights to Guangzhou, Seoul, Vientiane, Phnom Penh, Taipei and Tokyo were proposed by the civil aviation authority.
Vietnam has not yet reopened to tourists, but some restrictions on foreign business travellers have been lifted, with two–week quarantine mandatory, according to health ministry requirements, unless the visit is under 14 days.
Flag carrier Vietnam Airlines, its unit Pacific Airlines and budget carrier Vietjet Air will operate the flights with weekly arrivals expected at 5,000.
Vietnam Airlines earlier in July said it would lose $2.16 billion in revenue this year and might face liquidity issues. Vietjet Air’s operations lost $48 million in Q2 despite bolstering its air cargo services.
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