Flights asked to ensure passengers distance for virus prevention
  • | | May 01, 2020 04:00 PM

Airlines in Vietnam have been asked to use only 80 per cent of seats on flights following a new instruction from the Ministry of Transport.

Tan Son Nhat Airport in HCM City is crowded again on April 23. Photo by nld

The instructions aimed to ensure proper distance for Covid-19 prevention.

Passengers with economy tickets will be arranged one metre or one seat apart from one another. This rule is not applied to those having business tickets or a group of friends, colleagues or family members.

"In all cases, airlines must not arrange over 80 per cent of their total seat number," the instruction said.

Passengers are advised to carry out check-ins and health declarations online from home. They must also wear face masks, and avoid eating and talking during flights.

To serve increasing travel demand for the Reunification Day (April 30) and May Day Holiday, Vietnam Airlines has increased flights between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to 24 return flights per day while routes between Danang and Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City have been raised to eight flights per day per route.

From May 1 to 15, domestic airlines will continue to add more flights between domestic destinations, up to to 33 return flights per day between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, and 11 return flights per day between Da Nang and Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City.

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