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Air tickets nearly sold out ahead of Tet

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Air tickets on many domestic flight routes have nearly been sold out before the Lunar New Year holiday, Tet, with seat occupancy reaching 90-100%, as travel demand picks up, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam.

Flights from HCMC to other regions, such as Danang, Haiphong, Hue, Quy Nhon, Thanh Hoa, Vinh, Dong Hoi and Chu Lai, have a seat occupancy of 80-100% from January 14 to 19, just before Vietnam’s biggest and longest holiday.

Air tickets on the opposite routes from the northern and central regions to HCMC have also nearly been sold out for January 26 to 30, the period after Tet.

Statistics from the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam show that Vietnamese carriers expect to operate around 950-990 flights per day on domestic routes, with the total seat number increasing by 1.7 million, or 33% compared to the regular figures in the winter of 2022.

Bamboo Airways said it would increase its flights by 15%, add more seats on domestic flights, and operate more flights in the daytime and nighttime from January 6 to February 10.

Meanwhile, Vietnam Airlines Group (including Vietnam Airlines, Pacific Airlines, and VASCO) is operating 15,767 flights, a surge of over 4,000 flights with 1.1 million more seats.

Vietjet Air has increased the number of flights by 30%, with over 12,000 additional flights. During the Lunar New Year, Vietjet Air is expected to provide over 2.6 million seats, increasing by around 600,000 compared to the normal schedule.

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