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Aviation authority asks airlines to stop overselling flights for Tết holiday

Update: January, 26/2021 - 16:58


The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has required airlines to stop selling the air tickets exceeding the confirmed slots. VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has asked Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air and Bamboo Airways to stop overselling their flights for the upcoming Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday.

In a document sent to local airlines about ticket sales for Việt Nam's most important holiday which will see hundreds of thousands of people journeying home, the CAAV said it inspected the ticket sale activities of the airlines and found some were selling tickets in excess of the number of confirmed take-off and landing slots.

The CAAV has ordered the airlines to stop overselling and warned that it will not issue aviation transport permits if the airlines continue the practice.

During the Tết holiday, more than 1,000 domestic flights will be operated per day, up 28 per cent compared to the same period of last year. On the peak day, there will be 1,200 flights per day, an increase of 25.3 per cent compared to the same period last year.

Vietnam Airlines and the Vietnam Air Services Company will operate 379 flights per day and 504 flights on peak days, increases of 35.5 per cent and 31 per cent, respectively, compared to the previous year.

Budget carrier Vietjet will launch 371 flights per day and 375 flights on peak days, while Bamboo Airways will operate 180 daily flights and 190 flights on peak days.

Pacific Airlines is set to operate 124 flights per day and 130 flights on peak days, increases of 25 per cent and 28 per cent compared to last Tết.

Vietravel Airlines will operate 16 flights per day.

Local airlines will increase the operation of night flights with an average total of 140-150 flights per day.

The CAAV suggested passengers buy air tickets on official websites and authorised outlets to avoid being scammed. VNS


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