On February 28 Vietnam Airlines announced that they are upgrading the fleet of aircrafts on the Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)-Yangon (Myanmar) airway to meet increasing travel and economic exchanges demand between the two cities
As per the plan, from March 31, Vietnam Airlines will hire Airbus A321 on the high traffic corridor, replacing Fokker 70s. The Airbus 321 is a more modern aircraft, providing services for business class customers.
The change also enable a 75 percent increase in the number of Vietnam Airlines seats available between these cities.
To mark the occasion, the national carrier will offer discounts on seats by up to 27 percent, starting from US$220 (around VND4,62 million) for a two-way economy class ticket.
The sale will apply to tickets sold from now until March 30, 2013, as well as journeys departing from April 1 to September 30, 2013.
Currently, Vietnam Airlines is the only national carrier to operate HCM City-Yangon direct route, with three flights per week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.