The Civil Aviation Authority of China has decided to double the frequency of flights to Vietnam to two flights per week.
Sharing this information, the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam said: “The increase in flight frequency between Vietnam and China highlights effective pandemic prevention and is a positive sign for the recovery of the Chinese aviation market”.
With this move, Vietnamese aviation authorities expect the number of international passengers to Vietnamese airports will reach 10 million this year, equivalent to about 24% of the pre-pandemic levels.
Currently, China is still one of the few countries in the world that pursues a zero-Covid policy with extremely strict entry requirements. Previously, the Government of this country only allowed airlines to operate a single flight to Vietnam per week.
Unlike China, Vietnam has begun to resume regular flights from January 1 this year, and lifted all Covid restrictions on international flights from February 15.
Before the pandemic, China was considered one of Vietnam’s largest tourism markets, with nearly 4.8 million visitors in 2019.