A Vietjet Air aircraft (Photo: Vietjet)

Hanoi (VNA) – Low-cost carrier VietJet Air was responsible for the largest rate of cancelled and delayed flights in the last week to June 13, according to the latest report released by the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam.

Among 2,341 flights operated by Vietjet in the week from June 7 to June 13, 502 were delayed and 41 cancelled, accounting for 21.4 percent, the highest rate among four Vietnamese carriers – Vietnam Airlines, VietJet Air, Jetstar Pacific and Vasco.

Jetstar Pacific followed with 11.9 percent of its total 530 flights being delayed.

The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines came third with 301 delays and 11 cancellations among 2,649 flights, or 11.4 percent.

Vasco had six cancellations and three delays out of 256 flights.

The four airlines operated 5,776 flights during the period, of which 887 were delayed and cancelled, accounting for 15 percent and 0.3 percent, respectively.

The CAA attributed the issue to late arrival of planes before they take off again for return services. This reason caused 70 percent of the delayed and cancelled flights during the reviewed period.-VNA