Qantas has confirmed it will exit its minority stake in Vietnamese airline Jetstar Pacific. The Australian flag-carrier is expected to hand full control of the budget carrier over to co-owner Vietnam Airlines.
Vietnam Airlines and its subsidiaries have confirmed plans to increase domestic operations. The move comes as the country claims “effective containment” of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Until April 15th, Vietnam Airlines will operate one return flight per day between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City; between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City; and between Da Nang and Phu Quoc.
Vietnam Airlines has become the latest airline to temporarily suspend all international flights within its network. As it stands, the flag-carrier hopes to resume operations at the end of April.
The government of Vietnam has also unilaterally suspended visa exemptions for eight European nations - Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Spain.
Vietnam Airlines has celebrated the launch of its new flights to Bali, tourism capital of Indonesia, from Ho Chi Ming City. Ceremonies were hosted at both Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City and Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali.
The Vietnamese flag carrier plans to put the 787-10 – the most fuel-efficient twin-aisle airplane in the industry – on the busiest routes in its expanding network. The deal comes via a lease from Air Lease Corporation.