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1,300 more domestic flights to operate for Tết

Update: January, 06/2017 - 17:15
Vietjet’s passengers check in at Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport. - Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Airlines will operate 1,300 additional flights on the domestic route network to meet the high passenger demand during Tết (Lunar New Year) holidays.

Special flights will be introduced from January 16 to February 12, the Civil Aviation Authority of Việt Nam (CAAV) said.

Vietjet has been allowed to increase its number of flights by 8.9 per cent, so it will operate 560 flights, or 100,800 seats. National carrier Vietnam Airlines will offer 330 more flights, or 76,785 seats. Jetstar Pacific will have an additional 330 flights, or 59,400 seats.

HCM City’s Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport, which is the busiest airport among the 21 airports nationwide, is estimated to receive 1,065 extra flights during the holiday season, 7.7 per cent more than its normal schedule. The flights will be operated in the slots or the duration during which the aircraft usually remain grounded at airports. It is estimated to have 38 flights per day. — VNS

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