The national flag carrier, Vietnam Airlines, has announced it will arrange an additional 846 flights for the upcoming Lunar New Year festival (Tet).
The airline said it will provide 155,600 more seats on seven major air routes. It forecasts that passenger demands over Tet will increase by 11 percent on the HCM City-Hanoi route and by 20 percent on the HCM City-Da Nang route, compared to the same period last year.
Vietnam Airlines will increase the number of flights on five air routes from HCM City to Hai Phong, Buon Ma Thuot, Pleiku, Quy Nhon, and Nha Trang with 13,200 additional seats, up nearly 34 percent from last year.
Vietnam Airlines spokesperson, Le Hoang Dung, says that the plan will hopefully resolve the annual Tet overload. The airline is considering increasing flights during future Tet holidays to meet passengers’ greater demand for travel.