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Hanoi (VNA) – The low-cost Vietjet Air will increase the frequency of its flights to meet soaring travelling demand during the upcoming holiday.

Accordingly, the airline will add nearly 300 flights from April 28 – May 4, up nearly 20 percent annually.

Flights to and from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Da Lat, Buon Ma Thuot, Phu Yen, among others will be increased.

Vietjet also launched and increased the frequency of international routes linking Hanoi and Seoul, Busan, Taipei and Siem Riep, Hai Phong and Seoul, Ho Chi Minh City and Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Further information about flight schedules and promotional programmes could be found on www.vietjetair.com.

Vietjet Aviation Joint Stock Company recorded positive results for the first quarter of 2017 with its aviation transport revenue standing at 5,095 billion VND (224.2 million USD), up 44.2 percent year on year.

The low-cost airline said on April 22 that the revenue exceeded target by 10.6 percent, while revenue proportion for international routes rose sharply.

Meanwhile, profit rose 6.8 percent compared to the same period of the previous year.

Profit before tax stood at 432.64 billion VND and profit after tax at 381.65 billion VND.

The airline carried 3.7 million passengers, an increase of 29.4 percent compared to the same period of 2016.

In the first quarter of 2017, Vietjet launched three more international routes, increasing its air routes to 63, with high load factor of 88 percent, OTP of 87.7 percent, an increase of 4.1 percent compared to 2016.

It targets revenue of 42 trillion VND (about 1.8 billion USD) in 2017, with pre-tax profit of over 3.6 trillion VND (158.4 million USD) with 50 percent of dividend.-VNA