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Hanoi  (VNA) – The national flag carrier, Vietnam Airlines, cancelled eight domestic flights to/from the imperial city of Hue in central Thua Thien-Hue province, in the afternoon and evening of September 21 due to bad weather.

They are flights coded VN1543/1542, VN1545/1544, VN1374/1375 and VN1376/1377 between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City , and Hue city.

The carrier said to assist the affected passengers, it will add more four flights between Hanoi/HCM City and Thua Thien-Hue and exchange tickets on the free-of-charge basis on September 22.

Vietnam Airlines earned a combined revenue of 36 trillion VND (1.62 billion USD) in the first half of this year, accounting for 72 percent of the set target.

In the reviewed period, the company successfully conducted over 70,300 safe flights, a year-on-year increase of 10.7 percent and delivered 9.65 million passengers, up 15.5 percent compared to the same period last year. Of which, international flights rose 6.9 percent and domestic flights increased 21.1 percent against the same period last year.

Vietnam Airlines has been certified as a four-star airline by Skytrax, the world’s leading airline and airport rating organisation, in a ceremony at the World Airline Awards held at Farnborough Airshow in early July this year.

The company has also been recognised as one of the world’s three “excellent progress airlines.”-VNA