HCMC – Soaring travel demand during the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday, or Tet, has prompted local airlines to increase the number of seats between January 6 and February 5 next year.
The Vietnam Airlines Group, including Vietnam Airlines, Pacific Airlines and VASCO, has announced its plan to add 224,000 seats, or 1,500 flights, for Tet, the local media reported.
The air tickets will be put on sale on the busiest routes from Hanoi, Danang and HCMC to Haiphong, Vinh, Thanh Hoa, Hue and Quang Nam.
In mid-August, the Vietnam Airlines Group announced that it would offer millions of domestic and international air tickets during Tet.
Bamboo Airways has also announced the carrier will raise the number of seats for Tet by 15%, offering one million tickets on domestic and international flights during the national holiday.
As for domestic routes, Bamboo Airways will offer more seats on flights linking major cities such as Hanoi, HCMC, Danang, Haiphong and Can Tho with other provinces, including Nghe An, Thanh Hoa, Quang Binh, Quang Nam, Khanh Hoa, Binh Dinh, Lam Dong and Kien Giang.
The carrier will also increase the number of seats on international flights to Germany, England, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Thailand.
Besides, the airline will add more flights at night and in the early morning on the routes between HCMC and Hanoi, Haiphong, Vinh, Thanh Hoa and Quang Binh to meet the surging travel demand before and during Tet, the nation’s biggest and longest holiday.