Jetstar Pacific leads in flight cancellations, delays hinh anh 1Low-cost carrier Jetstar Pacific. (Photo: Jetstar Pacific)

Hanoi (VNA) – Low-cost carrier Jetstar Pacific has cancelled and delayed about 15.4 percent of 568 flights it operated in a week, according to the latest report released by the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAA).

The CAA calculated the number of delays and cancelations in four Vietnamese carriers – Vietnam Airlines, VietJet Air, Jetstar Pacific and Vasco from May 31 to June 6.

Jetstar Pacific was closely followed by national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines which delayed 380 flights and cancelled ten others, or approximately 15 percent, out of a total of 2,605 weekly flights.

VietJet Air came third with 328 delays and four cancellations among 2,311 flights, or 14.4 percent.

Vasco had no cancellation and only one delay out of 249 flights.

There were 5,733 flights made available by the four airlines during the first week of June, of which 810 were delayed and cancelled, the CAA announced, adding that delays and cancellations accounted for 13.8 percent and 0.3 percent, respectively.

Late arrival of planes before they take off again for return services was the main cause behind the problems, the CAA explained. Such a reason caused 69.1 percent of the delays and cancellations during the reviewed period.-VNA