Many flights see occupation rates reach up to 90 percent ahead of Lunar New Year hinh anh 1A Vietnam Airlines plane at the Van Don international airport in the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi – Vietnam Airlines Group, which operate Vietnam Airlines, Pacific Airlines and VASCO, said on January 17 that flights on many air routes on recent days have seen their occupation rates ranging from 70
to 90 percent as many people began to make the journey home for the traditional Lunar New Year.

The most crowded flights were from Ho Chi Minh City
to Hanoi, 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 Vietnam, 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 Hanoi 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 the normal days./.