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Vietnam Airlines adds nearly 900 flights during Tet holiday
The increased flights offer 185,000 more seats, bringing the total number of seats of all domestic flights during the holidays to more than 1.6 million, up 13 percent against normal days and 46 percent from the same period last year.
The additional flights are on 10 domestic routes between cities with big demand for travel such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, and major tourist destinations including Nha Trang, Hue and Phu Quoc.
Of which, the Hanoi – HCM City route will have the most added flights with 327, followed by the HCM City – Da Nang route with 190 and the HCM City – Hue route with 136.
More information on ticket-selling places is available online at https://www.vietnamairlines.com/vn/vi/additional-services/agency-info.-VNA
Correction: Wow Air-Pittsburgh story
IMPERIAL, Pa. (AP) — In a story Nov. 7 about new air service in Pittsburgh, The Associated Press reported erroneously on Wow air's relationship to Icelandic Air. The two airlines are competitors; Wow is not operated by Icelandic Air.A corrected version of the story is below:Icelandic discount airline Wow air adds Pittsburgh flightsWow air, an Icelandic airline, has added flights to and from PittsburghIMPERIAL, Pa. (AP) — Wow air, a discount carrier based in Iceland, has added flights to and… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Vietnam to grow 5.1% a year till 2050: PwC report
The report issued on February 7, entitled “The World in 2050—The Long View: How Will the Global Economic Order Change by 2050?” lists Vietnam as the 32nd-largest economy in the world, with a gross domestic product (GDP) value based on purchasing power parity (PPP) at US$595 billion. PwC anticipates the country will grow on average 5.1% per annum, making it one the world’s most rapidly progressing countries. The report predicted that by 2030, according to GDP based on PPP, Vietnam would climb up… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Attackers raid Iran parliament and mausoleum, up to seven dead: media
A view shows the parliament's building during a gunmen attack in central Tehran, Iran, June 7, 2017. Photo by TIMA/ via Reuters Attackers raided Iran’s parliament and opened fire at the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini a few kilometres south of the capital on Wednesday morning, in near simultaneous assaults that killed up to seven people, media reported. Tasmin news agency said there were unconfirmed reports that the attackers had taken four hostages inside the parliament building. Three… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Some Indonesian coal ports ban ships to Philippines after hijackings
Vessels line the waters along a row of shipyards northwest of Waterfront City on Batam island, in Indonesia's Riau Islands Province February 26, 2016. REUTERS/Edgar Su Authorities from at least two Indonesian coal ports have blocked ships from leaving to the Philippines due to security concerns after a spate of ship hijackings in the southern Philippines, an Indonesian government official said on Wednesday. The growing frequency of maritime attacks by Islamist militants is for the first time… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Vietnam to import power from Laos to ease shortage: report
Workers check electrical equipment at a transformer station in the Central Highlands. Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Ha Vietnam is negotiating with Laos on electricity prices as it may need to import power from the neighbor for its fast growing economy, local media has reported, citing trade deputy minister Hoang Quoc Vuong. Demand for electricity is expected to grow 13 percent annually in the next four years. Meanwhile, the country’s total output in 2016 is forecast to increase by just 12 percent to… chat_bubble_outline Read More...