Vietnam resumes regular international flights
Published: 05:39 PM, 19 September 2020
Regular international flight operations have been resumed in Vietnam on Saturday after months-long shutdown to curb the COVID-19 outbreak.
The first regular international passenger flight, heading to Japan’s capital Tokyo from Vietnamese capital city of Hanoi, was operated by the Vietnamese flag carrier Vietnam Airlines with some 60 passengers on board, Vietnam News Agency reported.
Most of the passengers are Vietnamese students and workers going back to Japan to continue studying and working. The flight also carried a number of Japanese nationals, according to the news agency.
In this month (September), Vietnam Airlines is expected to carry out three more flights to Japan, while the reverse route from Japan to Vietnam will be arranged later upon the official notice of relevant authorities, said the report.
Earlier, Vietnam suspended all international flights in late March due to the coronavirus outbreak.