Sept. 21 – National air carrier Vietnam Airlines has announced that it would slash international airfare tickets from Vietnam by as much as 85 percent in celebration of Hanoi’s 1,000th year anniversary.
Flight bookings must be made starting September 30 to October 10 applicable for trips taken from October 15 to December 21, 2010 and April 1 to May 31, 2011.
Roundtrip airfare tickets for Southeast Asian countries will be discounted by as much as 85 percent to VND950,000 while trips to Indochina can go as low as VND1.92 million. Flights to China, including Hong Kong and Taiwan, will be slashed by 80 percent to VND1.9 million. Moreover, flights to East Asian countries Japan and South Korea will be discounted by 82 percent to VND5.8 million ($297.43).
European destinations will also be part of the anniversary promotion with flights to France, Germany and Russia discounted by 40 percent to VND11.44 million.
Hanoi’s celebration will span from October 1 to October 10, 2010. It commemorates the 1,000th year since emperor Lý Thái Tổ moved the capital to Hanoi, then called Thăng Long.
Authorities consider the anniversary the most important date for 2010 with the event marked by festivals, exhibitions and other special projects.