Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City air route ranked second among the world’s top 10 busiest routes, according to simplyflying.com.
The two cities are the country’s economic locomotives, and domestic airlines are operating flights with 892,800 seats.
The coronavirus pandemic has hit the aviation industry like no crisis before. The pandemic has ground thousands of planes and drying up travel as restrictions on movement deter people from flying.
International flights have felt the impact most acutely due to border controls and mandatory quarantine requirements; domestic routes are starting to recover as people are generally able to move more freely within their countries.
Asia is a standout. It is home to all 10 of the world’s busiest domestic routes this month, OAG Aviation Worldwide Ltd announced.
According to Airports Council International, the annual World Airport Traffic Report, 2018 listed Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City in the top 10 fastest growing airports between 2007 and 2017.
The report also predicts that Viet Nam will be the fastest growing country for passengers in the 2017-2040 time frame.
Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City Flights
There are currently three airlines operating the Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City route. Firstly, the national carrier, Vietnam Airlines. Secondly, the popular local budget airline, Vietjet. Lastly, there is a new leisure airline, Bamboo Airways. Before the pandemic, Air Asia and Jetstar operated the similar route. They, unfortunately, suspended those flights due to the pandemic.
FLC Group from Vietnam owns bamboo Airways. FLC Group is a Golf Resort and Property Developer. Bamboo Airways was formed in January 2019 and began operations in the same month. Bamboo Airways offers flights to 20 destinations. Seventeen of those destinations are within Vietnam. The Vietnamese domestic flight market is growing, despite the pandemic. According to a report by Aero Time, local domestic air travel has increased by 12% this year compared to 2019. In conclusion, Vietnam seems to have “beaten” the virus.