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Vietnam Airlines, VietJet adjusts fees up

Vietnam Airline and VietJet Air announced increases of their ticket prices and services as from April 1.

Vietnam Airlines’ ticket fee for children aged 2 – 12 will equal 90 percent of that for adults, compared to the current 75 percent. This means increases of between 30,000 and 400,000 VND (1.32 – 17.56 USD) per leg depending on the age of the passengers.

The airline said with the change, children will enjoy equal services as adult passengers in terms of seats, meals and baggage, among others.

Jetstar Pacific, which is majority owned by Vietnam Airlines, also raised the price of its children’s tickets on domestic flights to 209,000 VND (9.18 USD) per person per leg from the previous 110,000 – 150,000 VND (4.83 – 6.58 USD).

Meanwhile, VietJet Air said it will increase the price to change passengers’ names and flight dates for both domestic and international routes.

Between April 1 and June 30, in line with a roadmap designed by the Transport Ministry, service charges at airports like Noi Bai, Da Nang, Tan Son Nhat and Cam Ranh, will go up by 5,000 VND to 85,000 VND (3.73 USD). The fee will be 100,000 VND (4.39 USD) from July 1, 2018. Security screening fees will also increase by 6,000 VND per person.

In late 2017, air ticket prices increased significantly due to higher fees and service charges.

Economic experts said airlines can introduce higher fares due to market fluctuations, but stressed transparency to ensure consumers’ rights.

Representatives from several airlines said all changes to fares are in line with the law.