The hanoitimes- A number of domestic airlines said they would increase their fares shortly after the Ministry of Finance (MoF) issued new ceiling prices for economy air fares on domestic routes.
Top carrier Vietnam Airlines will raise its domestic air fares for six routes as of next week.
The price of one-way trips on the Hanoi - HCMC route will increase from VND1.05 million (US$50.7) to VND2.227 million ($107.6), excluding value-added tax (VAT).
However, Vietnam Airlines said it would offer new fare types which would be lower than MoF ceiling prices by up to 50 percent.
For its part, low-cost carrier Jetstar Pacific will increase its one-way fare on this route to VND850,000 ($40.47), with the most expensive type costing VND2.45 million ($116.6) and Air Mekong’s non-stop one-way fare for the Hanoi-Phu Quoc route will be increased to VND2.7 million ($128.57).
Air Mekong is also offering passengers a 40 percent discount on flights from Hanoi to Phu Quoc as long as return dates fall on or before the coming weekend.
Round-trip tickets for this route are currently listed at VND3.4 million ($161.9).