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Airlines to increase 1,270 domestic flights during Tet 2017
The Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) has agreed on airlines’ plans to increase domestic flights during the Lunar New Year Festival (Tet) to meet the growing demands of passengers.
Accordingly, the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines will add 380 flights with 76,758 seats from January 16 to February 12, an increase of 6.3% as compared to the usual schedule.
Meanwhile, the low-cost airlines Vietjet Air and Jetstar Pacific will increase 560 and 330 flights, offering additional 100,800 seats and 59,400 seats, respectively.
The total additional domestic flights during the period will be 1,270, up 8.5% over the figure during normal days.
Tan Son Nhat International Airport in the southern largest economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City will see the highest number of arrival and departure flights with 1,065 extra flights, increasing by 7.7% compared to the usual schedule. The airport will serve 807 flights per day at peak time.
Footwear, leather promotion conference scheduled this week
A footwear and leather export promotion conference, themed “Increasing business and export capacity for Vietnamese footwear and leather enterprises,” will be organised on March 15 in HCM City. A footwear and leather export promotion conference will be held in HCM City next week. In 2016, the sector earned an export revenue of US$16.2 billion, representing an year-on-year increase of 8.8 per cent. The information was released on Friday by the Viet Nam Leather, Footwear and Handbag Association… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Trump says GOP is now party of the working class. Is he right?
Is the Republican Party now the political home of the American worker? That’s what President Trump said last week at the Conservative Political Action Conference, and he’s likely to repeat that assertion before Congress tonight.For generation upon generation it was the Democrats who were the blue-collar party, the representatives of factory workers, plumbers, and retail clerks. Now – per Trump – this group’s long transition into the GOP may be complete.At least, it may be complete for white… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Osweiler returns to lead Texans over Oakland 27-14
HOUSTON (AP) — Brock Osweiler finally looked like the player Houston spent $72 million on, throwing for a touchdown and running for another to lead the Texans to a 27-14 NFL wild-card playoff win over the Oakland Raiders on Saturday.Osweiler, benched on Dec. 18, got his job back this week with Tom Savage out due to a concussion, and played his best game of the season to give the Texans their first playoff victory since the 2012.Houston and its top-ranked defense, led by Jadeveon Clowney and… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Vietnam works to curb mother-to-child HIV transmission
Illustrative image (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – An annual programme to eradicate HIV transmitted from mothers to children is in full swing this June. Beginning in 2004, the progamme aimed to reduce the rate of mother-to-child HIV transmission to below five percent by 2015 by ensuring access to a number of preventative services launched at medical facilities across the nation. This month, a communication campaign is set to feature daily radio broadcasts on the benefit of using antiretroviral… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Hong Kong Express adds new direct air service to Vietnam
Hong Kong Express Airways on Wednesday launched its new direct service to Cam Ranh International Airport in the central province of Khanh Hoa. The flights, on Airbus A320 aircraft, will be operated on Wednesday and Sunday. The low-cost airline has already flown to Da Nang. Khanh Hoa is most famous for its resort town of Nha Trang and and the beautiful Nha Trang Bay Data showed that more than 28,500 people from Hong Kong visited Vietnam in the first 10 months, up 72.5 percent from the same… chat_bubble_outline Read More...