Air Mekong will temporarily suspend its operations next month to change
aircraft and restructure its crew and personnel resources.
According to the English language daily Vietnam News, the private
airline’s representative declined to reveal the exact time when the
airline would resume its operations.
Air Mekong is the
second private airline to stop providing commercial flights in the
country. The first was Indochina Airlines, which had to stop flying
just one year after its launch.
Air Mekong serviced 13
routes connecting nine destinations: Hanoi , Ho Chi Minh City , Vinh,
Buon Me Thuot, Pleiku, Da Lat, Quy Nhon, Con Dao and Phu Quoc, using
four Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft.
Previously, it had
denied news that it delayed payments to the country’s main jet fuel
supplier Vinapco, saying that it always fulfilled contractual terms
audits and fuel payments were fully guaranteed.-VNA