If you are planning to travel to many different destinations of Vietnam by plane, this post may give you overview and information about the airlines in Vietnam. Almost every detail information about the airlines have been published on their website. However, there may be something you haven’t known about them all.

1. Vietnam Airlines

Vietnam Airlines – one of the most popular airlines in Vietnam

Vietnam Airlines is one of the most popular airlines in Vietnam. Almost every Vietnamese love using services by Vietnam Airlines. One of the reasons is because this 4 star airline is chosen by Vietnamese leaders, as well as celebrities and wealthy merchants.

As a core component of Vietnam Airlines Group, Vietnam Airlines is rated 4 stars according to Skytrax standards. In 2010, the airline officially joined the Skyteam alliance, becoming the first airline in Southeast Asia to join this alliance. After joining the alliance, Vietnam Airlines’ route network has been expanded to more than 1,000 destinations worldwide. Vietnam Airlines is considered a traditional airline with quality and convenient services.

Vietnam Airlines has flight routes covering almost all destinations throughout Vietnam from the plains to the mountains and islands, which creates a great advantage for the airline. In addition, Vietnam Airlines also has international flights to important and famous places in the world spread across all continents.

The cabin of Vietnam Airlines is always larger than that of other domestic airlines and often has snacks for long flights. In addition, the airfare includes 10 kg of hand luggage and 23 kg of checked baggage, which is very convenient for passengers carrying a lot of belongings.

However, Vietnam Airlines also has certain limitations such as ticket prices are often quite high compared to other domestic airlines, which leads to low- and middle-income people often choosing other airlines with cheaper price.

Baggage regulations of Vietnam Airlines

Hand baggage

Hand luggage includes: hand luggage and 01 accessory.

The maximum weight of 1 piece of hand baggage is 10kg.

The total weight of hand luggage and 01 accessory must not exceed

  • Passengers buying economy class tickets can bring up to 12kg including 01 piece and 01 accessory
  • Customers who buy special and business class tickets are allowed to bring up to 18kg including 02 pieces and 01 accessory.

Total dimensions (length, width, height) of hand baggage must not exceed 115cm (56cm x 36cm x 23cm).

Total 3 dimensions (length, width, height) of 01 accessory must not exceed 40cm x 30cm x 15cm.

Checked baggage

Each piece of checked baggage must not exceed 23kg (Economy/Special Economy class) and 32kg (Business class) and/or the total dimensions of the three dimensions (length, width, height) must not exceed 158cm.

If each piece of baggage exceeds the allowable weight, the passenger will be required to repack the bag and pay a baggage charge at the airport or be asked to send it in freight.

2. Vietjet Air

Vietjet Air is the leading low-cost airline in Vietnam. Vietjet Air is always famous for its extremely cheap prices compared to other domestic airlines such as Vietnam Airlines or Jetstar Pacific. This is a great advantage for the company when the majority of Vietnamese people currently have low to moderate income and this is the main target that the company targets. Vietjet Air very often launches “0 VND” low-fare programs and many other attractive incentives to attract customers.

Despite being a low-cost airline, Vietjet Air’s service quality is also quite good with a new fleet of aircraft and high safety with more than 80 Boeing A320 and A321 aircraft with a capacity of nearly 200 passengers, and Vietjet Air owns a professional staff with many impressive marketing programs.

Vietjet Air’s aircraft are covering 18 domestic destinations including: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Buon Ma Thuot, Can Tho, Chu Lai, Da Lat, Da Nang, Dong Hoi, Hai Phong, Hue, Nha Trang, Phu Quoc, Pleiku, Quy Nhon, Thanh Hoa, Tuy Hoa, Vinh and 26 international destinations mainly to Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia.

However, the biggest limitation of Vietjet is that flight delays or cancellations happen very often, losing customers’ trust. In addition, as a low-cost airline, Vietjet Air does not include checked baggage, so customers often have to buy more and this is also the reason why many customers are upset.

Vietjet Air is a reasonable choice if you do not have a high budget and accept the flight delays.

Baggage regulations of Vietjet Air

Hand baggage

Each passenger (except babies) is allowed to bring 01 main hand baggage and 01 small hand luggage with the maximum total weight not exceeding 07kg including:

01 main carry-on luggage with maximum dimensions of 56cm x 36cm x 23cm.

01 small personal bag (including one of the following bags):

  • 01 women’s handbag or books, magazines, cameras, baby food bags, shopping bags at the airport… with dimensions not exceeding 30cm x 20cm x 10cm.
  • 01 jacket pocket, the maximum size when opened does not exceed 114cm x 60cm x 11cm.
  • 01 laptop bag with a maximum size of 40cm x 30cm x 10cm.

Checked baggage

  • Weight not more than 32kg.
  • Dimensions must not exceed: 119cm x 119cm x 81cm.

3. Bamboo Airways

Bamboo Airways

Bamboo Airways is a Vietnamese private airline owned by FLC Group, established in July 2019 Currently, Bamboo Airways owns 24 modern aircraft of Airbus A3 type and is expected to order more US Boeing 777 aircraft.

As a new airline of Vietnam, Bamboo Airways is also trying to expand many flight routes to all provinces and cities across the country.

Currently, Bamboo Airways is connecting passengers to major tourist centers of our country such as: Quang Binh, Quang Ninh, Hai Phong, Thanh Hoa, Quy Nhon, Phu Quoc, Nha Trang, Vinh, Can Tho, Pleiku, Da Lat, Tuy Hoa, Thanh Hoa, Chu Lai, Hue… Especially, recently, Bamboo Airways has opened direct flights from big cities like Hanoi, Da Nang to Con Dao, while many other airlines have to make a connection to get here.

Regarding international flights, Bamboo Airways currently has flights to Northeast Asia and is expected to expand flights to European and American countries.

Although it is a new airline with a modern fleet of aircraft and high service quality, Bamboo Airways’ fares are extremely reasonable and affordable for passengers. Bamboo Airways also has the highest index of punctuality.

In 2019, Bamboo Airways was voted “Airline with the best service in 2019” and “The leading airline in Asia”.

Due to the fact that it is a young and new airline, the number of routes of Bamboo Airways is still limited. There are not many options for flight times and dates.

If you have a journey to familiar places and want to experience the new service of a young and dynamic airline, Bamboo Airways is a reasonable choice.

Baggage regulations of Bamboo Airways

Hand baggage

Business Class passengers are allowed 2 pieces of hand baggage with a maximum weight of 7 kg each.

Economy class passengers are allowed 1 piece of hand baggage with a maximum weight of 7 kg.

The size of hand luggage is regulated not to exceed 56 cm x 36 cm x 23 cm.

Each passenger when flying with Bamboo Airways can bring one of the following personal items for free with the maximum size not exceeding: 40 cm x 30 cm x 10 cm.

This baggage must be small enough to fit under the seat in front of your seat. Personal items include: Laptops, ladies bags, small backpacks, cameras, baby food bags, duty free goods, etc.

Checked baggage

Each piece of checked baggage must not exceed 32 kg and/or the total dimensions of the three dimensions (length + width + height) must not exceed 203 cm.

For checked baggage, at the check-in counter, you will be issued a baggage tag for each piece of carry-on. Bamboo Airways will be responsible for storing and transporting your baggage on the same flight.

You can purchase or increase the weight of checked baggage according to the following levels: 5 kg; 10 kg; 15 kg; 20 kg; 25 kg; 30 kg; 35 kg; 40 kg.

Passengers who order or increase the weight of checked baggage through Bamboo Airways’ sales channels at least 3 hours before departure time will be able to buy it at a discount of 40% compared to buying directly at the check-in counter. Printed at the airport within 3 hours of departure time.

4. Jetstar Pacific Airlines

Pacific Airlines

This is also the pioneer airline specializing in providing cheap air tickets in the market. The airline belongs to Vietnam Airlines group.

The aircraft lines that Jetstar Pacific owns are also very modern and modern, including: Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Boeing B737-400, Airbus A321, Airbus A320.

Jetstar Pacific is operating a lot of domestic and international flights to major airports. Every week, there will be about 5000 flights taking off with a large number of customers. Domestic flights can be mentioned as Hai Phong, Hanoi, Hue, Nha Trang, Da Nang, Quy Nhon, Vinh, Thanh Hoa, Ho Chi Minh City… Also international flights to airports flights of Taiwan, Philippines, Macau, Cambodia, China, Korea, Australia…

The airline’s seat class includes Business class (business class), Starter Max class (optimal class) and Starter Plus class (flexible class).

The advantage of Jetstar Pacific is that the airfare is quite cheap, but there are not many flights and sometimes flights are canceled or delayed.

Baggage regulations of Jetstar Pacific

Hand Baggage

Each Passenger is allowed to bring one (01) large hand luggage and small items with a total weight not exceeding 07kg. Infant passengers (under 02 years old) who do not occupy a seat on the flight are not entitled to free carry-on baggage allowance.

The maximum size of large hand baggage is regulated as follows and depends on the type of aircraft operated:

For A320: 23cm (width) + 36cm (height) + 56cm (length) for handbag or suitcase.

Additional small items that can be carried on are bags, coats, laptops or, duty free for international flights (where permitted).

Each piece of Baggage must fit in the space under the seat in front or in the Baggage space in the cabin of the aircraft.

Hand Baggage

Any passenger who fails to take the flight will not be able to transfer the unused portion of Checked Baggage or Hand Baggage to another Passenger, including a Passenger who booked the same booking.

Passengers may check-in baggage with a maximum total size of one piece of Baggage of 270cm (106 inches), and the weight must not exceed 32 kg in weight.

Passengers must ensure all Baggage is properly packed before checking in at the check-in counter.

Above are all domestic airlines that you can choose to travel. I hope you will have good times traveling Vietnam.

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