Air passenger numbers on the rise as Tet nears

15-Jan-2022 Intellasia | DTI News | 5:02 AM Print This Post

The number of domestic air passengers has been on the rise as the Lunar New Year or Tet Holiday approaches.

According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV), from December 29 to January 10, Vietnamese airlines operated 4,480 flights with a total 547,000 passengers. This represented an average flight occupancy rate of 64 percent.

The passenger rise has been reported on flights from HCM City to Hanoi and from HCM City to the Central Highlands, the central and the northern regions.

Twenty-five return flights are operated on HCM City-Hanoi route per day with an occupancy rate of 73 percent, while nine daily HCM City to Dak Lak flights recorded 85 percent.

Flights from HCM City to Lam Dong, Hai Phong, Hue, Gia Lai, Thanh Hoa, Binh Dinh, Quang Binh and Nghe An have nine return flights per day, with 70 occupancy compared to 50-60 percent in December.

The reservation rate on VietJet Air’s HCM City-Vinh flights on January 18 was 91 percent while Vietnam Airlines have a 92 percent rate for the same route on January 22. Bamboo Airways’ HCM City-Thanh Hoa flights had an 87 percent rate on February 6.

According to Dinh Viet Thang, head of the CAAV, this showed increased air demand on many routes as Tet nears. He, however, added that the demand for flights from Hanoi to some other localities remained low.

Between January 19 and February 16, airlines in Vietnam are scheduled to operate around 14,000 flights with a total of 2.7 million seats.


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