Passengers may now check-in online with any computer connected to the Internet by accessing the website, and printing out a boarding pass.
Online check-in will allow boarding passes from 20 to four hours before departure for customers with a confirmed booking, valid ticket and no checked baggage. However, the service does not extend to travelers with special services requests (except for special meals).
Passengers must present their self-printed boarding passes for confirmation at least 45 minutes prior to departure time.
Vietnam Airlines spokesman, Le Hoang Dung said in the trial run the service was implemented successfully in domestic flights from Hanoi, Danang, and Ho Chi Minh City. From August 16, the service will be applied for international flights which depart from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Vientiane in Laos, Phnom Penh and Siem Reap in Cambodia, Seoul and Pusan in the Republic of Korea and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.
To make convenient for tourists, Check-in online servie will hope more and more tourists use Vietnam airline service when they would like to travel to Vietnam. The close relationship between Vietnam air carriers and Vietnam travel industry give the condition of development of Vietnam travel industry in future.
Some quikly report about aviation carriers and Vietnam travel industry from the begining of 2010:
In 2010, both the aviation and tourism industries expect to see high growth rates. In the first seven months of the year, About 2.91 million foreign tourists travel to Vietnam and served 19 million domestic tourists, increasing by 35 and 20 percent, respectively, in comparison with the same period of 2009.
Over the last decade, Vietnam’s aviation market grew by 14-15 percent per annum. Approximately 15.1 million people and 273,000 tons of cargo went through airports in the first six months of the year.