Destinations

Vietnam suspends domestic flights in and out of popular city after attempting to repatriate 80,000 tourists

Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport has suspended all domestic passenger flights to and from the city of Da Nang for 15 days.

The flight halt, became effective on 28 July, comes not long after the Ministry ordered domestic airlines to increase the number of flights from Da Nang to repatriate roughly 80,000 tourists in the city due to an outbreak of coronavirus cases in the Vietnamese city.

On Sunday, The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) granted permission to Bamboo Airways, Pacific Airlines and VietJet Air to carry out more flights from the city.

However, CAAV deputy director Vo Huy Cuong told Reuters on Tuesday that all evacuation flights have now been cancelled.

“We operated 90 flights to evacuate tourists stranded in Danang yesterday, but most tourists had already left Danang on Sunday, mostly by coach or train to nearby provinces,” he said.

Authorities from Danang said approximately 18,000 tourists who had been in the city have returned to Ho Chi Minh City, according to Reuters.

Vietnam confirmed 16 new COVID-19 patients in the three days prior to the flight suspension, including 15 cases linked to three hospitals in Da Nang.

The Ministry of Transport has also decided to halt road passenger transport within Da Nang as well as to and from the city, except for transportation of patients, workers and experts working for business establishments, food and foodstuff, and goods.

Popular for its beaches and proximity to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Da Nang is the fourth-largest city in Vietnam, and basically acts as the halfway point between the county’s capital, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh City.


Featured image source: iStock/kokkai

SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Leave a Reply

Tourism

Federal govt announces “most significant” insolvency reforms in 30 years to help save struggling small businesses

Is your business on its last legs? Find some relief in this major announcement by the federal government.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

Crystalbrook to take over boutique Brisbane hotel

The independent hospitality company has gone all arty-farty in expanding its east coast footprint.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

WATCH: Dream Cruises produces delightfully cringeworthy safety video

Dream Cruises has taken a leaf out of the airline playbook by turning its safety instructions into a fun video. It’s overly cheesy, but kinda cute.

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

MTA agent wins coveted spot on Dutch famil

With the famil stopping in Amsterdam along the way, you’d hope this agent will remember to pack some extra-clear eye drops and plenty of snacks.

Share

CommentComments

Wholesalers

Collette releases 2021/22 travel guide with seven new tours

Tell your clients to get ready to gorge themselves on arancini and caponata because three of the seven new trips involve the jewel of the Italian south: Sicily!

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Qantas scraps Wallabies sponsorship, makes nearly $1m selling fully-stocked bar carts

We’ve mixed the good news with the bad here in this Qantas story, so get ready to smile and frown.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

Hotel Wrap: Crowne Plazas ready to return, W Brisbane’s Extreme WOW Suite + MORE

This week’s Hotel Wrap is so huge that we’ve nicknamed it ‘Goliath’. However, that’s not to suggest you should start slingshotting stones at it if your name is David.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

Norwegian co-founder and cruise titan Knut Kloster dies

Kloster was not only a titan of the cruise industry, but also a humanitarian and environmentalist.

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

Flight Centre fills Infinity Holidays void, opening up The Travel Junction to all agents

As part of its plan to streamline its product support areas, Flight Centre will use TTJ to service Infinity’s old clients, plus some cheeky new ones.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Qantas workers likely to receive thousands in unpaid wages after airline loses JobKeeper court case

The Flying Kangaroo’s cost-saving targets just became a little harder to hit after this court decision.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

These are the world’s most complained about attractions

All up, people have spent more than 17 days complaining about the landmark that made the top of this list. That’s a lot of negative Nancies.

Share

CommentComments

Wholesalers

TTC commits to new sustainability goals, plans to be carbon-neutral by 2030

Meanwhile, we’re reducing our carbon footprint by strapping a tiny solar panel to our office dog. We’re not sure what’s it’s powering, but he looks very cute.

Share

CommentComments