The national carrier, Vietnam Airlines, will operate night flights during the coming Tet Lunar New Year holiday season to reduce overload at airports, according to an official of Vietnam Airlines.
There is an increasing demand for air travel before and after the Tet holidays, which falls on February 10 this year. The airline has even arranged a round-the-clock schedule for a number of overloaded flights from February 6-8 and from February 15-17.
The carrier plans to conduct 400 flights on February 8, an increase of 38 percent compared to its normal schedule and up 5 percent from the same period last year.
The airline will increase the number of flights to 430 on February 16, up 43 percent and 7 percent compared to its normal schedule and the same period last year.
So far, more than 308,000 passengers have already booked on Vietnam Airlines flights for the peak season, and there still are 125,000 vacant seats.
Vietnam Airlines has also decided to transport peach, apricot, and kumquat trees on domestic flights from January 21 to February 19, using Boeing 777s, Airbus A321s and A320s.