Overview of Main Airlines in Vietnam

Last updated: April 08, 2021 / 4373 Views

The development of airlines in Vietnam has boosted the travel and tourism industry in Vietnam in recent years. Let’s see how air traveling has been developed in Vietnam generally in comparison with many years ago.

Traveling to and around Vietnam now is much more convenient thanks to the development of transportation systems, especially airplanes. As far as we concern, Vietnam has become the world's third-fastest growing market for international passengers in 2015, and the second-fastest for domestic passengers as IATA said. Moreover, new routes are constantly being expanded, making it more convenient for passengers to travel around. Due to its large size, a wide range of geographic features, a north-to-south distance of 1,650 kilometers, all domestic flights are quite short. The longest flight which connects Hanoi and Phu Quoc Island take just about 2 hours and 5 minutes.

The 02 main and largest airports are Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi) and Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh City), which serve the 02 biggest cities in Vietnam. From these airports, travelers can easily fly to other cities of Vietnam and surrounding countries within a few hours.

Until now, there are 04 major domestic airlines in Vietnam, including Vietnam Airlines - the flag carrier and member of Sky Team; VietJet Air - the first privately owned and an International low-cost airline; Pacific Airlines - another low-cost airline serving as a part of Vietnam Airlines; and Bamboo Airways - a newly Vietnamese leisure airline owned by the FLC Group.

1. Vietnam Airlines

Vietnam Airlines

Vietnam Airlines team

Flight routes

  • Domestic: Connect major cities
  • International: There are routes to connect major cities of Laos and Cambodia (Seam Reap, Phnom Penh, Vientiane, and Luang Prabang), which are suitable for visitors intending to travel in Indochina. Besides, Vietnam Airlines offers a great selection of flights between Vietnam and Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Russia, etc.

Basic fare rules

  • Baggage: Always include one piece with a maximum weight of 10kg and one fully collapsible stroller for carry-on baggage (free). For flights to/ from the Americas, it is allowed to carry one piece with a maximum of 23kg and the sum of dimensions not exceeding 115cm (45inch), and one and one fully collapsible stroller (free). If you want to buy checked luggage (up to 32kg), go online for the best price. 
  • Flight change:

   + Passenger: NOT permit for all types of ticket

   + Schedule change: Depend on the types of ticket, an extra fee might be charged

2. VietJet Air

VietJet Air

VietJet Air team

Flight routes

  • Domestic: Connect major cities
  • International: Operated low-cost flights between Hanoi – Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City – Bangkok, and Ho Chi Minh City – Singapore.

Basic fare rules

  • Baggage: Always include a 7kg carry-on luggage (not exceeding the dimension limit of 56cm x 36cm x 23cm). If you want to buy checked baggage (up to 40kg), go online and find the best price.

Follow the rules of carry-on baggage restrictions (NOT including knives, including hunting knives and others; swords; bludgeons, blackjacks, billy clubs or similar instruments; any other device or object not commonly viewed as dangerous, but the possession of which suggests that it may be used as a weapon, namely, ice picks, straight (cut-throat) razors, long-blade scissors, etc.)

  • Flight change:

   + Passenger: NOT permit for Promo tickets; other else permitted with fee

   + Schedule change: Permitted with fees plus the difference in the ticket price (if any)

3. Pacific Airlines

JetStar Pacific

Pacific Airlines team

Flight routes

  • Domestic: Connect major cities
  • International: Operated low-cost flights between Hanoi – Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City – Bangkok, and Ho Chi Minh City – Singapore.

Basic fare rules

  • Baggage: Always include a 7kg carry-on luggage allowance. If you want to buy checked baggage (up to 40kg), go online and get the best price.

Read on the policies of checked baggage restrictions about prohibited items; dangerous goods; seafood, meat, and frozen products; and liquids, aerosols, gels, and powders. Don't pack fragile items, valuables, and medication in your checked baggage.

  • Flight change:

   + Passenger: NOT permit for Promo tickets; other else permitted with fee

   + Schedule change: Permitted with fees plus the difference in the ticket price (if any)

4. Bamboo Airways

Bamboo Airways

Bamboo Airways team

Flight routes

  • Domestic: Connect major cities
  • International: Operated 5-star flight routes: Da Nang – Korea, Nha Trang – Korea, Hanoi – Taipei, and others.

Basic fare rules

  • Baggage: Always include a 7kg carry-on luggage for Bamboo Eco, Bamboo Plus, and two 7kg carry-on luggage for Bamboo Business. If you want to buy checked baggage (up to 32kg), go online and get the best price.

Read on the policies of checked baggage restrictions and carry-on luggage for more details. 

  • Flight change:

   + Passenger: NOT permit for Promo tickets; other else permitted with fee

   + Schedule change: Permitted with fees plus the difference in the ticket price (if any)

To consult the range of prices of these airlines, you can see some popular Vietnam flights on our website. 

Long Nguyen

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