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High domestic flight occupancy anticipated during upcoming holiday

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has reported that numerous domestic flight routes are experiencing a surge in occupancy rates, surpassing 70%, in anticipation of the upcoming National Day holiday from September 1 to 4.

The initial days of the holiday have seen flight routes departing from Hanoi and HCMC achieve seat occupancy rates exceeding 70%. Notably, routes such as Hanoi to Dalat, Quy Nhon, Hue, Phu Quoc, Con Dao, and Nha Trang recorded rates ranging from 73% to 97% on August 31.

Demand for flights on the Hanoi-Dong Hoi route has been so high that tickets are already sold out. Similarly, routes from HCMC to popular tourist destinations have seen occupancy rates surge to over 70%.

Main routes connecting Hanoi and HCMC still have available seats, with average occupancy rates ranging from 52% to 64%. Routes like Hanoi to Danang and HCMC to Danang, along with their return legs, achieved rates of 72% to 82% on August 31 and September 4.

In the final days of the holiday period, flights from Dalat, Quy Nhon, Nha Trang, Phu Quoc, and Con Dao to Hanoi and HCMC have recorded seat occupancy rates above 70%, and these rates are projected to further increase in the coming days.

The CAAV is collaborating with airlines to establish plans for increased flights to accommodate the heightened travel demands of passengers during the National Day holiday.

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