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Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam’s carriers are ready to operate plans to meet domestic travel demand during the 2017 Lunar New Year.

The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has announced to launch additional 900 flights, equivalent to 185,000 seats, on domestic routes from January 15 to February 13, 2017. Accordingly, the total number of seats the airline provides during the holiday soars 46 percent from the same period last year, and 13 percent against the normal day.

The new-generation airline Vietjet Air said that during the Lunar New Year festival, it will use 44 aircraft, an increase of 12 planes compared to last year.

Meanwhile, the low-cost carrier Jetstar Pacific plans to raise its capacity up to 50 percent compare to the 2016 Tet Holiday.

Besides, sale of tickets one year earlier at various costs has created favourable conditions for customers and contributed to reducing ticket shortage at peak time.-VNA