addition to the expansion of the domestic and international flights network,
the airlines of Vietnam have increased promotions to stimulate demand for
passengers travel. In just about three months, the National Vietnam Aviation (Vietnam
Airlines) has announced the opening of eight new routes of international
and domestic flights, more than double rate the same period last year. Besides,
it also restarted flight operators had stopped earlier to meet the travel needs
the 1st of june, Air Mekong started to exploit the direct flights HCM City -
Quy Nhon. In preparation for the planned flights network expansion, the carrier
has signed a series of credit contracts worth several million dollars to purchase
aircraft and engines. General Director Pham Ngoc Minh said that the air
transport safety must be on top priority. The purchase of new aircraft
equipments is mainly to ensure flights quality.
source of Vietnam Airlines revealed that a number of countries facing the
crisis situation thus their equipments and machineries have been sold easily,
so that the carrier took the opportunity to purchase for expansion plan of its
the plan, in autumn this year 2011, Vietnam Airlines will open the direct
flights from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City to the United Kingdom, also, aim towards
the number one market - United States. Vietnam Airlines currently has 36
domestic routes and 46 international ones.
joined the market not yet for a year, the private airline Air Mekong began to
affirm their presence on specific local market. In just over 2 months, Air
Mekong has announced the opening of four domestic flights, from Hanoi or Ho Chi
Minh City to Phu Quoc, Con Dao, Quy Nhon and Pleiku.
Air Mekong's continuous opening of new routes is not out of the objective of
increasing market share as soon as possible when the market is still open. Up
to now Air Mekong has opened over 15 domestic flights... In its plan, the
company set ambitious development that add 10 new aircraft in 2011, 14 aircraft
in 2012, 18 aircraft in 2013 and another 20 aircraft in 2014.
early this year, Jetstar Pacific Airlines is the only airline not opening any
new routes. However, during the peak it had restarted flights Hanoi - Nha Trang
and been conducting for about 5 months. After the 29th of October 2011, it will
have evaluated the effectiveness of this route to make the final decision on
exploitation of this route. A representative of the Jetstar Pacific shared that
to be a cheap operator, it must consider very carefully to ensure the expenses
are always the lowest on fare market.
Aviation Department predict, in 2011, the carriers will have got about 17.5
million passengers, increase 21% compared to 2010's. Thus, the new routes
opening of the carriers are considered the first step in the market catch as
demand for air travel is expected to thrive in the near future.
addition to the expansion of the network of routes, the airlines also have
continuously launched promotion policies, reduced fares.
every time of opening a new route, not only Vietnam Airlines but also Air
Mekong the Private Company launched promotional tactics that reduce ticket
prices from 30% to 50%. Even some time, the operator heavily discounted to 70%
and applied for an accompany free flying. Jetstar Pacific maintains a policy to
sell cheap tickets on the Friday every week. Besides, it also offers monthly
quite a deal for travelers with flight schedule not very tight.