Many flights see occupation rates reach up to 90 percent ahead of Lunar New Year
|For the upcoming Tet, the flights on many air routes in recent days have seen their occupation rates reaching up to 90 percent. (Photo: VNA)|
The most crowded flights were from Ho Chi Minh City to Ha Noi, Vinh, Thanh Hoa, Da Nang, Hue, Quy Nhon, and Quang Nam.
The group observed that this year, passengers have chosen to depart sooner instead of waiting until a few days before Tet like in previous years. A large number of flights whose schedules fall between January 17 and 23 now have most of their seats booked.
The 2022 Lunar New Year holiday, the longest and most important traditional festival in Viet Nam, this year lasts from January 31 through February 4.
Notably, on the first four days of the lunar year, a soaring number of booked seats have been reported for flights from Ha Noi and HCM City to popular tourist destinations like Cam Ranh, Phu Quoc and Con Dao. This promises an exciting Tet tourism season after two years of travel restrictions.
Previously, to serve higher demand around Tet, the group announced the increase of flights on many routes to about 300 one-way flights per day on average, with the number of seats rising by 120 percent compared to normal days.