National carrier Vietnam Airlines announced Monday
that it would cut its ticket prices by more than 50 percent during the next two
The discounts will take effect from September 9 to the end of October. During
that time, air fares between Hanoi and Vinh, Hanoi and Da Nang will begin at
VND400,000 (US$20.60). Flights between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi and
Nha Trang will begin at VND860,000 ($44.27), not including value added tax, the
Vietnam Economic Times (VnEconomy) reported.
Passengers can book tickets via vietnamairlines.com or visit Vietnam Airlines
ticket booths nationwide. More than 350,000 tickets are estimated to be
discounted during the sale.
Le Hoang Dung, spokesman for the firm, said the promotion is one of Vietnam
Airlines’ biggest discounts this year. Their hope is to diversify price policies
and stimulate domestic air travel.