CAAV suggests increasing flights as Tet approaches hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has suggested the Ministry of Transport allow it to take the initiative in increasing flights, starting from January 14, to meet growing demand as the Lunar New Year (Tet) - the longest and biggest traditional festival of Vietnam - is approaching.

The CAAV’s statistics showed that from December 29, 2021 to January 10, 2022, Vietnamese airlines operated 4,480 flights carrying over 547,000 passengers, achieving an average seat occupancy of 64 percent.

Demand for flights on the Ho Chi Minh City – Hanoi route and between Ho Chi Minh City and Central Highlands, central and northern provinces during the period rebounded with a seat occupancy of over 70 percent.

Airlines reported that flight reservations have reached over 50 percent, and sometimes even more than 90 percent./.