(CPV) – Aiming to support passengers affected by Japan’s recent devastating earthquake, national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines (VNA) is increasing capacity on the Tokyo – Hanoi flight route from March 16 to 20.
Boeing 777 aircraft with 309 to 324 seats will be put into operation, instead of Airbus A330 aircraft with 282 seats normally used on the route.
VNA is increasing capacity on the Tokyo - Hanoi route
VNA is applying special costs to enable people in Vietnam to buy tickets for their families with Vietnamese nationality in Japan, to fly home on flights from Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya or Fukuoka to Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City.
The one-way ticket costs USD430, excluding tax and additional fees, more than 50% lower than normal prices in Japan. The discount is offered from March 16 to 31.
VNA said that its offices in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka continue to operate as normal to support passengers. However, because some travel agencies in Tokyo are closed, Vietnamese in Japan are meeting difficulties and their demand to come home is rising, so VNA encourages local people to buy tickets for their family in Japan to avoid these difficulties.