During the current outbreak, Vietnam Airlines reported that they may suffer a loss of VND15trn (USD645m) in 2020. In the financial report, Vietnam Airlines announced that they will be able to operate only 14.5 million flights this year, a 36.8% decrease compared to last year. The carrier will carry 2 million international passengers and 12.3 million domestic passengers. Revenue for 2020 is estimated at VND40.6trn (USD1.7bn) or 40.5% of 2019's revenue. The mother company alone will suffer losses of VND14.4trn and a revenue fall of 56.4%. The data excluded unsuccessful activities like when they failed to sell two Airbus 321s in June and six Airbus 321s in late 2020. The pandemic has depleted cash flow and caused huge losses. As a result, Vietnam Airlines said they have applied various measures to cut costs, negotiate with EU export credit agency and local banks. They have also asked the government to provide support to overcome the difficulties. Moreover, Vietnam Airlines must carry … [Read more...] about Vietnam Airlines plans to sell off aircraft to save losses
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"Every year's the same, whenever it rains, it floods. The water will recede in a few days. Every time it floods, the whole neighborhood has to take time off work, clothes and vehicles are damaged by the water too, which is costly," said Duong Tau Huong, 49, from Tra Vinh Province, who has worked in Saigon over the past four years. … [Read more...] about Saigon neighborhood still afloat days after heavy rains
The test kit was jointly researched and produced by the Vietnam Military Medical University and Viet A Technology Joint Stock Company. It was recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) on April 26 and granted a CE certification and a Certificate of Free Sale from the UK, allowing them to be sold in the European market. … [Read more...] about Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia August 9
Over 27,000 people are being quarantined in facilities like this across Vietnam, where the total number of Covid-19 cases have reached 812. Of these 395 have recovered and 10 have died. … [Read more...] about Soldiers, civilians turn full time cooks to feed the quarantined
Moods get complicated, too. Would you prefer it to rain while practicing social distancing or can you stand the fact that sunshine is beckoning you to the now banned beach? To me, it depends on the time of day. Sunset, when it’s slightly cooler and breezier, does feel more frustrating than noon. Even going around town in the evening with a small breeze does wonders for me. Yet with much of Hoi An closed to dine-in pleasures, I’ll have to settle for my small courtyard and some home delivery while my two dogs stare relentlessly at me – at least at home I get to choose the music. … [Read more...] about Is it raining yet?