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Provider slashes charges for Vietnam’s first-ever airport sleep pod service

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 16:13 GMT+7
Provider slashes charges for Vietnam’s first-ever airport sleep pod service
A Vietnam Airlines Tourism Company official is seen introducing the firm's sleep pods at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on July 22, 2014.

The provider of the sleep pod service at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi decided to lower its charges on Wednesday, according to newswire Vietnamplus.

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The newswire reported on Tuesday that passengers now pay only VND120,000 (US$5.55) for the first six hours for a single room and VND130,000 ($6.02) for a double room.

The prices for the next six hours for each type of room are VND105,000 ($4.86) and VND115,000 ($5.32), respectively.

The new prices, set by the Vietnam Airlines Tourism Company (VATC), are said to be more affordable than the previous quotes, which ranged from VND210,000 ($9.88) for single rooms to VND252,000 ($11.86) for doubles for the first three hours.

The next three hours used to cost VND180,000 ($8.47) and VND215,000 ($10) for single and double rooms, respectively. The full-day rate was VND1.53 million ($72) for single rooms and VND1.83 million ($86) for doubles.

Passengers have to pay $10 to $30 per hour for the sleepbox service at international airports in Russia, England, Singapore, and the U.S., Vietnamplus reported.

Operating as Vietnam’s first-ever such service, the four-square-meter pods at Noi Bai are three meters high and equipped with such amenities as a bed, wardrobe, telephone, Wi-Fi connection, and free snack and water functioning as quick places of refuge for passengers awaiting their flights.

The provider of the sleep pod service at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi decided to lower its charges on Wednesday, according to newswire Vietnamplus.

The newswire reported on Tuesday that passengers now pay only VND120,000 (US$5.55) for the first six hours for a single room and VND130,000 ($6.02) for a double room.

The prices for the next six hours for each type of room are VND105,000 ($4.86) and VND115,000 ($5.32), respectively.

The new prices, set by the Vietnam Airlines Tourism Company (VATC), are said to be more affordable than the previous quotes, which ranged from VND210,000 ($9.88) for single rooms to VND252,000 ($11.86) for doubles for the first three hours.

The next three hours used to cost VND180,000 ($8.47) and VND215,000 ($10) for single and double rooms, respectively. The full-day rate was VND1.53 million ($72) for single rooms and VND1.83 million ($86) for doubles.

Passengers have to pay $10 to $30 per hour for the sleepbox service at international airports in Russia, England, Singapore, and the U.S., Vietnamplus reported.

Operating as Vietnam’s first-ever such service, the four-square-meter pods at Noi Bai are three meters high and equipped with such amenities as a bed, wardrobe, telephone, Wi-Fi connection, and free snack and water functioning as quick places of refuge for passengers awaiting their flights.

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