Conference promotes air connection to Hai Phong
On April 21st, the Hai Phong city People’s Committee, in association with the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV), organized a conference to promote the opening of air routes to Hai Phong.
The event was attended by leaders of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, CAAV, localities of Lam Dong, Kien Giang and Can Tho, representatives of domestic and international airlines, and the Embassies of the Republic of Korea, and China in Vietnam.
Representatives signing the cooperative minutes. (Photo: laodong.com.vn)
At the conference, representatives of Hai Phong, other localities, travel companies and airlines signed cooperative minutes to support the opening of air routes to the Cat Bi international Aairport.
Accordingly, Hai Phong assists to compensate losses for airlines in the early years, as they exploit new domestic routes and for the first flight of new international routes. The city will also support fees of hiring offices for 12 months with the maximum assistance rate of VND10 million a month to almost all air routes, and give away 20% of fees for opening links to airlines on the city’s electronic portal for six consecutive months.
In addition, Can Tho, Lam Dong and Kien Giang also offer the same supports. However, specific support will be represented on agreements directly signed between the localities and airlines when the new air routes are planned.
At the event, the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines registered to open domestic and international routes to Hai Phong in the fourth quarter of 2016, while Vietjet Air planned to launch routes connecting the port city to Da Lat, Phu Quoc, Buon Ma Thuot and the Republic of Korea. Jetstar Pacific registered to operate two foreign routes, including Hai Phong-Wencho and Hai Phong-Changsha (China)./.
( Compiled by VNF )