Vietjet repatriates 240 Vietnam nationals from Manila amid coronavirus crisis

Vietnam low-cost airline Vietjet flew to Manila to repatriate 240 Vietnam nationals last July 18 following the direction of the Vietnamese government.

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In a report from Asian Aviation, the flight departed from Ninoy Aquino International Airport and arrived at Can Tho International Airport in Southern Vietnam for a required 14-day quarantine. An Airbus A321neo was utilized.

The airline also conducted different repatriation flights from Singapore, Taiwan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Vietjet is also expected to conduct more flights to bring more Vietnamese citizens from the Philippines, Russia, Brunei, Indonesia and Myanmar home in the coming time.

Vietjet does not operate flights between Vietnam and the Philippines on a regular basis.

The airline works in close coordination with the Vietnam government in order to adjust flight frequencies in accordance with the actual situation. 

Vietjet is also preparing to resume international commercial flights, awaiting approval from the government. 

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