HA NOI — To meet the increasing needs of airline passengers, most Vietnamese carriers plan to increase their services in the domestic market during Tet (Lunar New Year), the year's biggest holiday season.
Vietnam Airlines, the country's flag carrier, plans to increase its domestic flights before Tet to an average of 111 flights per day. The earliest flight starts at 5.30a.m and the latest, at 11.30p.m.
Flights from Ha Noi to HCM City, by far the most heavily trafficked route, will increase from 20 to 44 per day. Closely following are those from HCM City to Da Nang with 22, more than twice as many as the current 10.
From January 24 to February 6 this year, Vietnam Airlines will serve 24/7 from HCM City – Da Nang – Ha Noi.
This month is the busiest time of the year, with an increase as high as 284 flights by the 17th day of this month, said Phan Ngoc Linh, Director of Tan Son Nhat Airport Operation.
Other medium- and small-sized carriers slightly increase their domestic flights in Tet. VietJet Air, the country's first private carrier, plans to add one more internal flight by mid January, going from two to three flights, while Air Mekong is increasing its flights by 25 per cent
Vietnam Airlines worked with Noi Bai International Ground Services and five other taxi and bus enterprises to maintain the current services prices during Tet. — VNS