By Doan Loan  June 3, 2019 | 09:56 am GMT+7 Passengers board an aircraft at Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo by Shutterstock/Huy Thoai There were two cases of theft and another case of attempted theft by Chinese nationals on Vietnam Airlines flights in just the last month. On May 8, a Vietnamese passenger on a HCMC-Hong Kong flight complained to the cabin crew when the plane was landing that he had lost $300 and HK$2,700 ($344) from his luggage. The chief flight attendant reported the incident to local police. Two other Vietnamese passengers said they saw a man steal the cash and filmed it on their phones. On checking the accused man, officers found the money on him. The second theft took place on a flight from the south central resort town Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City on May 26 when a passenger filmed a person opening a handbag in the overhead compartment and rummaging through it. He immediately reported the incident to the … [Read more...] about Two Chinese caught stealing on Vietnam Airlines flights
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When the leaders of Vietjet Air and Bamboo Airways signed contracts worth billions of dollars for aircraft purchase during the recent U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to Vietnam, many logistics experts expect freighters are among the aircraft ordered. No information is available up to the moment of speaking, but according to sources familiar with the matter, there is no freighter on the list. So far, goods transported by air are mostly packed in the baggage hold of passenger aircraft Freighters are considered a development symbol of aviation logistics. It is not sound to consider a logistics company a big name, or on a broader scale, a nation developed when it comes to aviation logistics if it has no freighter. In Vietnam, goods transported by air are loaded in the baggage hold of passenger planes. In such tiny space, which is mainly reserved for passengers’ luggage, the volume of commercial goods carried per flight is insignificant. Vietnam’s logistics market … [Read more...] about When will aviation logistics take off?
In addition, the low-cost airline Jetstar Pacific will also operate an additional 600 flights (equivalent to nearly 93,000 seats) to serve passengers during the hectic festive period. Accordingly, the two airlines will focus on increasing seats on domestic air routes including Hanoi-HCM City/Da Nang/PhuQuoc and HCM City-Da nang/PhuQuoc. During the peak times, the carriers have also advised passengers to buy tickets on their official websites, agents or ticketing offices and ask for invoices to ensure that they are not purchasing fake tickets or paying a hike price. Passengers are also recommended to check in via the official website, mobile application or check-in kiosk at Noi Bai, Da Nang and Tan Son Nhat international airports. Jetstar Pacific has warned passengers to obey the hand baggage weight and size restrictions to ensure safety and avoid fees for excess baggage. … [Read more...] about Domestic airlines add seats to meet travel demand during New Year holiday
Passengers were forced to escape via emergency doors after flight VJ356 flight from Ho Chi Minh City made a terrifying landing at the Buon Ma Thuot Airport in the Central Highlands. The plane wobbled and made a loud noise as it landed, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) confirmed with local media Friday morning. The cabin crew carried out emergency procedures, with 207 passengers on board forced to leave all baggage behind and escape the plane through emergency doors. Six of the passengers who suffered injuries while leaving the aircraft were rushed to a local hospital for treatment, the CAAV said. Four of them have since been discharged and others are in stable condition. An injured passenger (R) receives care from airport staff. Photo by VnExpress/Le Van A Vietjet Air representative said the aircraft's nose wheels collapsed upon landing, but managed to come to a complete halt safely on the runway. The budget air carrier is actively working with relevant agencies to … [Read more...] about Vietjet plane makes terrifying landing in the Central Highlands
Emirates today announced its autumn promotion with attractive fares for passengers from Việt Nam when travelling to various destinations in Europe and USA. — Photo courtesy of Emirates Emirates today announced its autumn promotion with attractive fares for passengers from Viet Nam when travelling to various destinations in Europe and the USA. Passengers can take advantage of these fares by booking from September 17 till October 07, 2018 for travel period from September 22, 2018 to March 31, 2019. Emirates passengers travelling from HCM City or Ha Noi can enjoy the special fares, inclusive of taxes and surcharges, when booked during the promotional period on www.emirates.com/vn or through a host of travel agencies. Economy class passengers can enjoy fares to Frankfurt starting from VND20,410,000 ($870), Paris starting from VND22,250,000 ($947), Johannesburg starting from VND22,830,000 ($971) and New York from VND23,700,000 ($1,008). Emirates’ inflight cuisine is … [Read more...] about Emirates announces autumn fares to Europe and USA