HCMC – Many domestic air routes have seen a surge in occupancy to over 90% right before the Lunar New Year 2023, so passengers need to quickly book air tickets to get reasonable prices.
Statistics from the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam showed that domestic routes from the Tan Son Nhat International Airport to the central and northern regions would handle a large number of passengers from January 14 to 19, 2023, just a week before the Lunar New Year holiday that starts on January 22.
The seat occupancy rates are 66-79% on HCMC-Danang, 66-90% on HCMC-Haiphong, 61-91% on HCMC-Hue, 87-93% on HCMC-Thanh Hoa, 91-92% on HCMC-Binh Dinh, 65-94% on HCMC-Chu Lai, 81-89% on HCMC-Dong Hoi, and 81-92% on the HCMC-Vinh route.
The routes from other regions to HCMC also see high seat occupancy after the Lunar New Year, from January 26 to 30, 2023, such as Danang-HCMC (71-86%), Hanoi-HCMC (48-87%), Haiphong-HCMC (84-92%), Hue-HCMC (75-91%), Thanh Hoa-HCMC (81-92%), Binh Dinh-HCMC (91-92%), Chu Lai-HCMC (63-70%), Dong Hoi-HCMC (55-89%) and Vinh-HCMC (69-90%).
After the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam confirmed more airport slots at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport in the daytime and nighttime frames, Vietnamese carriers have significantly increased seats on routes from HCMC to other regions before and after the Lunar New Year.