Airports to offer 9,000 domestic flights during upcoming holiday

By VNA   April 26, 2024 | 12:11 am PT
Airports to offer 9,000 domestic flights during upcoming holiday
Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh City is crowded on Jan. 10, 2023. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
Vietnamese airlines are expected to operate 9,000 flights on domestic routes to meet the travel demand during Reunification Day (April 30) and Labor Day (May 1) holidays.

During April 26 – May 2, the number of daily takeoffs and landings will increase 16.5% compared to the average of normal days in April to 1,285, equivalent to 98% of the figure reported in the same period last year, according to the Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV).

Airlines planned to serve a total of 1.53 million passengers on all routes. The peak day is projected to be Friday, April 26, right before the weekend holiday starts, with 1,530 takeoffs and landings and 260,000 passengers.

According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam, Vietnamese airlines will provide around 900,000 seats on domestic routes, especially those between Hanoi and HCMC.

As many as 657,000 seats and 3,400 flights will be offered on routes from Hanoi and HCMC to localities nationwide, up 4.2% in the number of seats, and 5.5% in the number of flights compared to the same period in 2023, respectively.

Airports predicted to experience significant increases in the number of flights and passengers during the period are in tourist attractions such Da Nang, Phu Quoc, Khanh Hoa, Thua Thien - Hue, Binh Dinh, Da Lat, Dien Bien, Quang Binh and Con Dao.

Airlines have also been granted adjusted slots at airports across the country to help optimize flight schedules, and extend the operating time of aircraft fleets, especially evening and nighttime slots.

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