Republic of Korea citizens to be brought home on Bamboo Airways flight

by NDO17 July 2020 Last updated at 20:00 PM

VTV.vn - Bamboo Airways will coordinate with the Republic of Korea’s (RoK) Embassy in Vietnam to conduct a special flight on July 19 to repatriate RoK citizens who are living and working in Vietnam, on the Ho Chi Minh City – Incheon route.

The flight, on a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, is scheduled to depart at 10.20pm on Sunday at Tan Son Nhat International Airport and land at Incheon International Airport at 6am (local time) the next day.

The special flight aims to meet the RoK citizens’ wish to return to their homeland in the context that many international air routes are currently restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, causing RoK citizens, tourists and entrepreneurs to become stranded in Vietnam.

Earlier, Bamboo Airways successfully carried nearly 1,000 passengers of EU, African and Asian nationalities home on its flights from Vietnam to the Czech Republic, Lithuania, the United Kingdom, Italy, Kuwait, Egypt and Qatar, using the wide-body Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, as well as safely repatriating nearly 200 Vietnamese citizens from the Philippines.

Ahead of the outbreak of COVID-19, the RoK was among the major markets of Bamboo Airways in Northeast Asia. The firm has officially launched three direct routes to the RoK, connecting Da Nang, Cam Ranh (Khanh Hoa province) and Hanoi with Incheon. These routes are scheduled to be resumed when the COVID-19 situation in the RoK is brought under control and suits the airline’s situation.

According to a representative of Bamboo Airways, all the affairs related to the flight will strictly comply with regulations on pandemic prevention and control. All crew members will be equipped with protective medical suits, including protective clothing, gloves, face shields, face masks and antiseptic solution.

Bamboo Airways will implement body temperature measurement and health declarations for passengers prior to the flight, and ensure social distancing requirements in line with regulations. Passengers will be asked to wear face masks throughout the flight.

The aircraft will be disinfected in accordance with the regulations, and the flight crew will also be quarantined before the flight and upon their return from the RoK.


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