Vietnamese airlines, rail firms offer extra services for upcoming holidays

Monday, 2018-04-09 10:46:57
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The travel demand is expected to surge during the upcoming holidays.
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NDO/VNA - Local airlines and rail companies have announced plans to provide additional services for the upcoming holidays that celebrate the Vietnamese Reunification Day and May Day.

Low cost carrier Vietjet Air said it plans to increase flights to serve the expected rise in demand from passengers during the holidays.

The airline will add 200 flights, with 46,000 seats, to domestic popular tourism destinations such as Phu Quoc, Nha Trang, Da Nang, and Da Lat, and international destinations, including the Republic of Korea, Taiwan (China) and Thailand.

Jetstar Pacific will also raise an additional 20 flights per day to serve the growing demand, an increase of 20% from the same period last year.

The two carriers said they have ensured sufficient ground services and flight crews for the holidays.

Meanwhile, the Hanoi Railway Transport JSC said it will add 29 passenger trains and offers 15,172 tickets, including 6,804 sleeper tickets and 8.368 seater tickets.

Eight trains will be added to serve the Hanoi – Vinh route from April 24-28, and another eight for the Vinh – Hanoi route from April 30 – May 1, with 4,652 tickets each way.

Two additional trains will be added for each way, from Hanoi to Da Nang and vice versa, with 844 tickets.

Two more will be deployed to serve the Hanoi – Dong Hoi route on April 27 with 788 tickets, while an additional three will be launched for Dong Hoi – Hanoi route from April 30 – May 1, with 1,182 tickets.

Similarly, two additional passenger trains will serve the Hanoi – Thanh Hoa route with 906 tickets and three for the Thanh Hoa – Hanoi route with 1,018 tickets.

The company also plans to launch additional 27 trains from Saigon to Phan Thiet, Nha Trang, Quy Nhon and vice versa from April 26 to May 1, with around 13,000 tickets, of which 17 trains will serve the Ho Chi Minh City – Nha Trang route, each way.

Discounts of 5-7% of normal prices will be offered for groups of 20 or more and their tour guides from May 24 to August 12.