Vietnam Airlines adds 95 flights during National Day holiday hinh anh 1A Vietnam Airlines plane at Pleiku Airport in Gia Lai Province. (Source: VNA)

Vietnam’s national carrier Vietnam Airlines announced its plan on August 27 to increase the transport capacity to meet the demand of passengers during the National Day (September 2) holiday. 

According to the plan, the airline will add 95 one-way flights from August 29 to September 3, equal to 7,800 seats on seven routes, bringing the total added capacity of all routes to 78,000 seats, up 11 percent from normal operations. 

Routes with added flights run from Hanoi to Quang Binh, Da Nang, Nha Trang and Phu Quoc; and from HCM City to Da Nang, Nha Trang and Phu Quoc. 

On the same day, the airline also announced the resumption of flights to and from Pleiku city in Central Highlands Gia Lai province with one flight each day from HCM City from September 1-14 and three flights from September 15 to October 24. 

From Hanoi to Pleiku, the airline will operate the first flight on September 5, four flights each day from September 6-14 and one flight from September 15 to October 24. 

On the occasion, Vietnam Airlines also announced attractive promotion prices such as from HCM City to Pleiku for 399,000 VND (18 USD) and from Hanoi to Pleiku 799,000 VND (35.50 USD). These prices are applied to flights from September 1-30. 

In related news, Vietjet Air—Vietnam’s largest private airline—also announced its promotion programme in response to the ‘Autumn Online Shopping Day’ on August 28, with 400,000 tickets priced at 0 VND during a golden window from 0pm to 2pm. 

Tickets will be priced at 99,000 VND (4.40 USD) for flights for the rest of the afternoon. 

Special ticket fares are applicable for all domestic flights from September 1 to December 31 and international flights to Seoul, the Republic of Korea; Yangon, Myanmar; Singapore; Taipei (Taiwan, China); and Bangkok, Thailand from September 1 to March 3,2016. 

Tickets are being sold on their website and though smartphones at and facebook and accept payments via Visa/Master/AME/AMEX/JCB/ATM cards issued by Vietnam’s 24 biggest banks with internet banking.-VNA