Travel demand during Lunar New Year 2024 higher than last year
  • | VNA | October 24, 2023 12:00 PM
Vietnamese carriers Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Bamboo Airways, Pacific Airlines and Vasco have offered over 6 million tickets for sale to meet rising travel demand during Lunar New Year (Tet) 2024, which is forecast to be higher than last year.

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According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV), the Vietnamese airlines operated a total of 221,197 flights in the first nine months of this year. Of which, Vietnam Airlines Group, comprising Vietnam Airlines, Pacific Airlines and Vasco, operated over 100,000 flights, or about 45% of the market share. It was followed by Vietjet Air with 83,933 flights, equivalent to 38%; and Bamboo Airways 32,538 flights, roughly 15%.

The domestic airlines also recorded a 15% rate of delayed flights, equivalent to 33,227 flights. The cancellation rate was 0.3%, with 715 flights being cancelled.

The CAAV said late arrival of aircraft remained the leading cause of delayed takeoffs during this period.

Specifically, Vietjet Air took the lead in terms of delayed flights with 16,520 ones, accounting for nearly 20% of the total run by the airline.

Pacific Airlines came second in the rate of delayed flights, recording 2,559 ones, or 15.8%. Vietravel Airlines recorded 10,671 delayed flights, making up 13.5%.

Bamboo Airways reported 2,470 delayed flights, accounting for 7.6% of the total, maintaining its position as the most punctual airline during the period. It also stood out with a low cancellation rate, which was 0.2% of the total.

In the January-September period, there were 187,970 on-time flights, or 85% of the total.

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