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Tour operator Vietravel files to launch airline

Aspiring carrier latest to tap Vietnam's burgeoning demand for domestic flights

Bamboo Airways is the latest player to launch domestic flights in Vietnam.   © Reuters

HANOI -- Major Vietnamese tour company Vietravel has applied to set up an airline, entering a newly crowded and rapidly growing market.

Demand for domestic flights is surging 10% a year in Vietnam, outpacing economic growth as a whole. Vietravel said it sees the need for an additional carrier and cited other examples of travel companies making similar moves around the world, local media report.

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