Vietnam Airlines serves nearly 880,000 passengers during Tet holiday

The national-flag carrier Vietnam Airlines operated more than 6,200 domestic and international flights during the peak of Tet (Lunar New Year), serving nearly 880,000 passengers, a rise of 7.4% against the previous year.

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From February 8 to 22 (the 23th day of the last month of the Year of the Rooster to the seventh day of the Year of the Dog), the airline launched nearly 1,900 flights of the major air routes from/to Hanoi - Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City, with more than 280,000 passengers, up 13.7% year-on-year.

A representative of Vietnam Airlines said over 98% of the carrier’s airplanes were ready to use during peak time, keeping the average rate of On-Time Performance (OTP) index of its flights above 90%. Especially, the OTP rate exceeded 95% on February 15 and 19.

To avoid overloads, the carrier bolstered the use of wide-body aircraft in the key air route connecting Hanoi with HCM City, which was able to carry 300 passengers per flight.


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