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Domestic carriers add flights amid Tet holiday travel rush

By Nguyen Tan

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HCMC – In anticipation of the strong Tet holiday travel demand, Vietnamese airlines have added over 90,000 seats to their schedules.

Carriers have seen a spike in ticket bookings for flights from Hanoi and HCMC to various destinations in the country.

According to a report from the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CCAV), airlines have secured additional flight slots at Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat airports, resulting in an additional 472 flights and an expanded seating capacity of over 92,000.

Passenger bookings are on the rise, especially in the days leading up to and following the Lunar New Year in 2024.

The CCAV has assured that it will closely monitor the situation and recommend necessary adjustments to airlines to ensure balanced and increased capacity on high-demand routes during the Lunar New Year celebrations.

Domestic airlines have reported surging reservation rates on specific routes, particularly those departing from Hanoi and HCMC. Routes like Hanoi to Vinh and Hanoi to Dien Bien are already fully booked, highlighting the need for expanded capacity during this festive period. Similar trends are observed on return flights from provincial airports to HCMC.

To meet the high demand, domestic carriers have announced capacity enhancements and introduced new aircraft into service.

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