HCMC – Over 18,710 flights scheduled by local airlines were delayed during the first half of the year, accounting for 13.1% of the total, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam.
The number of delays during the six-month period increased by 7.4 percentage points year-on-year, the local media reported.
Low-cost carrier Vietjet had the most flight delays at 8,645, representing 16.8% of its total flights scheduled in the first six months.
Vietnam Airlines came second with 8,220 delayed flights, accounting for 15% of its total flights.
Bamboo Airways had 875 delayed flights, making up 3.7% of its total flights, leading the entire aviation industry in the punctuality rate between January and June.
The main cause for the delay of flights was the late return of flights, according to the authority.
Moreover, during the first half of the year, some 760 flights were canceled, accounting for 0.5% of the total flights.
The year’s first half saw local airlines operate over 143,140 flights, up 43.5% year-on-year, including 54,700 Vietnam Airlines flights, 51,480 Vietjet flights, 7,170 Pacific Airlines flights, some 4,120 VASCO flights, 23,630 Bamboo Airways flights and 2,000 Vietravel flights.