Vietnamese people in US applauds resumption of int’l commercial flights
|For Vietnamese people abroad who haven’t come back to the homeland for a long time or those seeking investment opportunities, the flight resumption will make it easier for them to make travel plans. (Photo: VNA)|
Talking to the Vietnam News Agency, Sean Lam, Vice President of IMSG - a partner of the Vietnam Air Traffic Management Corporation, said after almost two years of international flight suspension, Vietnamese guest workers with expired labor contracts, students, or people on business trips but stranded abroad now have a huge demand for reuniting with their families. For OVs who haven’t come back to the homeland for a long time or those seeking investment opportunities, the flight resumption will make it easier for them to make travel plans.
He said he has always longed for a return to the homeland to visit his relatives and friends and meet partners to promote investment and business projects.
Vietnamese ministries and sectors’ consensus to reopen regular international air routes while the COVID-19 pandemic remains tense with the appearance of new variants demonstrates the strong resolve to bring the country back to normal. It also illustrates the great attention to the travel, studying, and working demand of Vietnamese people both at home and abroad, Lam went on.
He noted with appropriate anti-pandemic measures, the country is able to safely welcome OVs back while ensuring good control of the pandemic, thus raising people’s hope and trust to gradually recover and develop the economy.
The reopening of some international air routes, especially the direct one between Viet Nam and the US, since January 1 is highly useful for strengthening Vietnamese enterprises’ cooperation with foreign partners, according to the IMSG executive.
Echoing the view, Nguyen Huu Quoc, owner of a travel company in the state of Maryland, said though Viet Nam’s restoration of regular international flights is slower than other regional countries, it will be an encouraging start and a condition for businesses to resume operations and reactivate services for international tourists, helping restart the tourism sector.
Tran Kim Ngoc, an accountant at the US-based CPA company, said the resumption not only creates conditions for many OVs to reunite with their families during the Lunar New Year festival but also meets people’s travel and studying demands.
The move is greatly expected by not only businesses but also the entire Vietnamese community in the US. It shows the Government’s attention to people’s demand and investment cooperation so as to shore up the economy in the time ahead, she added.