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Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam Airlines plans to resume regular international flights connecting Vietnam to 15 countries and territories during the first half of 2022.

The takeover will take place in two phases and will depend on the approval of the relevant agencies.

In the first phase, which is due to start on January 1 next year and last for around two weeks, the national carrier will conduct return flights between Vietnam and the United States, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan (China), Singapore, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia.

Each line will have one to four flights per week, and the frequency will gradually increase depending on passenger demand and anti-pandemic requirements.

Meanwhile, the company is preparing to reopen the air routes connecting the country with the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, Australia, Hong Kong (China) and Malaysia in the second phase.

In an online discussion on December 23, the director general of Vietnam’s National Tourism Administration Nguyen Trung Khanh said that if the country falls behind in resuming international flights, it will not only lose chances. to attract tourists but also to recover other sectors, including the aero-nautical industry.

He noted that over the nearly two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has had an extremely negative impact in all aspects, with tourism and aviation among the first to be hit hard. These two sectors should continue to face many difficulties in the years to come.

The reopening of shops
international flights is urgently needed, especially during the year-end period when people, especially Vietnamese overseas, have a high demand to return to their homeland, the official added./.