The Da Nang International Airport welcomed the first commercial flight from HCM City operated by Vietnam Airlines on October 12 evening after the route was resumed, the carrier said on October 13.
Passengers on the flight satisfied pandemic prevention and control requirements including a negative testing COVID-19 certificate, full vaccination of two shots, or certificate of recovery from the disease.
The airline has restored 14 domestic routes since October 10. For the routes between Da Nang and Hanoi and HCM City, it is allowed to conduct five return flights on each route during the pilot period from October 10 to 20.
The number is expected to increase in the coming days after cities issue specific pandemic prevention and control regulations and facilitate the travelling of people. Vietnam Airlines operated nine commercial flights on October 12, comprising two between Hanoi and HCM City, two each on routes connecting HCM City and Hue, Dong Hoi and Phu Quoc, and one between HCM City and Da Nang.
The Hanoi-HCM City route is the most crowded with seat occupancy of up to 94 percent.
Source: Vietnam News Agency