Hanoi - Busan (RoK) air route reopened

Saturday, 02/07/2022 21:17
Budget airline Vietjet Air has resumed its air route linking Hanoi and Busan, a beautiful coastal city in the Republic of Korea (RoK)
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A Vietjet flight (Source: Vietjet) 

Acccording to VNA, initially, Vietjet will operate three return flights per week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, which will be made daily from July 12.

On the occasion, the airline has offered a an unprecedented price of 280,000 VND (12 USD) per leg, excluding taxes and fees, for tickets in air routes between Vietnam and the RoK.

Tickets are available for sale with many promotions every day on website www.vietjetair.com, Vietjet Air mobile app, Facebook www.facebook.com/vietjetvietnam or nationwide and international tickets offices and official agents. In particular, when booking and paying via Vietjet SkyClub, passengers can enjoy free payment fees.

Not only having beautiful beaches with stretching white sand and charming natural scenery, the coastal city of Busan is also an endless shopping destination with many modern and high-class shopping centers such as Lotte Dutty, Shinsegae Centurn or Jagalchi fish market.

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Vietjet mobile app (Photo: Vietjetstar.com) 

The capital city of Hanoi is known as “the heart” of friendly and hospitable Vietnam, where passengers can easily experience the bustle of a modern city as well as the moments of deposition and emotion in the peaceful old town. Coming to Hanoi, passengers can feel the beauty of Vietnamese culture, lifestyle and people, experience the unique and attractive features of Hanoi's specialties and the Red River Delta.

Serving travelling, studying and working demands of people and tourists between Vietnam and the RoK, in the coming time, Vietjet will continue to expand its flight network to the coastal city Busan after Hanoi with the routes connecting Nha Trang and Da Nang to Busan, being ready to welcome passengers on safe and comfortable flights, attractive ticket fares with the world’s leading modern fleet, friendly and dedicated cabin crews, fresh and hot meals and especially unique cultural and artistic performances at an altitude of 10,000 meters.

The new-age carrier Vietjet has not only revolutionised the aviation industry in Vietnam but also been a pioneering airline across the region and around the world. With a focus on cost management ability, effective operations and performance, Vietjet offers flying opportunities with cost-saving and flexible fares as well as diversified services to meet customers’ demands.

Vietjet is a fully-fledged member of International Air Transport Association (IATA) with the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate. As Vietnam’s largest private carrier, the airline was awarded the highest ranking for safety with 7 stars in 2018 and 2019 by the world’s only safety and product rating website airlineratings.com and listed as one of the world's 50 best airlines for healthy financing and operations by Airfinance Journal in 2018 and 2019. The airline has also been named as Best Low-Cost Carrier by renowned organizations such as Skytrax, CAPA, Airline Ratings, and many others./.

Vietnam to export passion fruits to China from July 1

According to the Vietnam Sanitary and Phytosanitary Notification Authority and Enquiry Point (SPS Vietnam), the General Administration of Customs (GAC) of China has just approved the pilot import of Vietnamese passion fruits from July 1.

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Vietnam to export passion fruits to China from July 1. (Photo: VNA) 

VNA reported that SPS Vietnam, which is under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), said that GAC suggested Vietnam closely monitor packaging specifications and issues related to pest control, growing area code, and record keeping, to ensure quality and food safety hygiene before exporting the fruits to China.

In addition, the Chinese side has introduced five pest species subject to quarantine that are not allowed to appear in passion fruits exported to the country.

GAC requested MARD to cooperate in taking samples from export shipments for inspection.

The production of passion fruits is demanded to meet requirements of good agricultural practices such as VietGAP, GlobalGAP, among others.

According to SPS Vietnam, enterprises that wish to export passion fruits to China must register the name of product, address and registration code for traceability with MARD and GAC.

Every year, before each export period, MARD will send a list of passion fruit exporters to GAC for approval. GAC will publish the approved list on its official website.

Passion fruits are in the top 10 Vietnamese fruits with high export value in 2021. Over the past five years, the output and export value of passion fruits has surged by over 300%.

The planting area and production of passion fruit continuously increases, especially in Central Highlands localities. Profit per hectare of passion fruits in the Central Highlands reached up to 350-400 million VND (over 15,000 - 17,000 USD).

Vietnam Report announces Top 10 prestigious banks

The Vietnam Report JSC has recently published the list of the top 10 prestigious banks in Vietnam in 2022, reported VNA.

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Customers conduct banking transactions at a Vietcombank branch. The bank tops the list of the 10 most prestigious commercial banks in Vietnam in 2022. (Photo baochinhphu.vn) 

The 10 banks honoured as the most prestigious commercial banks in the country are Vietcombank, VietinBank, Techcombank, Military Bank, VPBank, ACB, BIDV, TPBank, VIB and AgriBank.

Meanwhile, the list of the 10 most prestigious private joint-stock banks comprises Techcombank, VPBank, ACB, TPBank, VIB, HDBank, Sacombank, SHB, OCB and MSB.

The banks have been ranked based on three criteria: financial capacity shown on the latest financial statement, credibility on media evaluated by the Media Coding method, and stakeholder opinions collected in a survey in June.

The survey also showed that 48% of bank customers think the banking industry has been playing a leading role in the country's economic recovery, 77% think banks have been maintaining decent customer services, and 58.9% think banks have managed to adapt their products to the pandemic.

Regarding banking outlook, 63.6% of financial experts expect an industry-wide growth rate higher than last year, whereas 9.1% are cautious about the future. These figures reflect a substantial shift in expert sentiment since the pandemic, as nearly 77% were concerned about the banking downturn in 2020.

The optimistic experts also forecast that credit growth would top 14% in 2022, with retail credit remaining the driving force behind the growth. Likewise, deposits are expected to soar thanks to high-interest rates.

Regarding financial indicators, 54% of banks project Cost-to-Income ratios lower than last year. Amid post-pandemic mounting non-performing loans, 45.5% of banks plan to raise Provision for Risk, 36.4% keep the indicator unchanged, and the rest reduce the hand.

Additionally, 54.6% of banks underscore raising chartered capital as one of their major targets for 2022. It is also worth noting that over 90% will undertake digital transformation across the board, while the rest will embrace it partly.

Regarding credibility in media, a bank is recognised as "safe" when its positive-information-to-total-encoded-information ratio is at least 10 % higher than the ratio of negative information and recognised as "best" when the difference surpasses 20%.

The survey showed that 100% of banks had reached the "safe" level and 60.5% the "best" level, indicating that banks have been putting a lot of effort into media management.

The Moffatts and 911 schedule Hanoi performance

Some of the world’s leading bands, including The Moffatts and 911, are set to play a concert at Yen So Park-Gamuda Land in Hoang Mai district of Hanoi on August 6, reported VOV.

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The Moffatts and 911 schedule Hanoi performance 

World’s leading band The Moffatts will play a concert at Yen So Park-Gamuda Land in Hanoi.

The Moffatts were first established in 1995 and consist of triplet brothers Lee Brennan, Jimmy Constables, and Spike Dawbarn.

The Canadian pop/rock band will perform several of their hit songs such as "I Do”, "Miss You Like Crazy", and "If Life Is So Short" during the event.

Furthermore, the UK band 911 were formed in London back in 1995 and released their debut single "Night to Remember" in May, 1996.

The event will see them join other famous Vietnamese singers, including Ngot, Chillies, and Tien Tien at the largest summer music festival running with the theme of "HAY Glamping Music Festival".

The event will also involve a wide range of activities such as sports games, an art street festival, and a food festival./.

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