The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines (VA) will add 3,641 flights or 700,000 seats on 12 routes, including eight domestic and four international, from June 1 to August 31 to meet passengers’ demands during this summer peak season.

The airline said in a recent statement that it will thus be able to provide service for as many as 5.53 million seats during this period, an increase of 16 percent compared to the normal capacity, and 22 percent from the same period last year.

An average of 39 flights will be added on a daily basis, while during the peak time, between June 15 and August 15, VA will offer 333 flights per day, it said.

The number of services between Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang will be increased by 64 percent, while the respective figures for the Hanoi – Da Nang and Hanoi – Cam Ranh routes are 39 percent and 29 percent.

Other domestic routes to have more flights include those between Hanoi and Phu Quoc, Cam Ranh, Da Nang, and HCM City, and between HCM City and Cam Ranh, Da Nang, Hai Phong, and Thanh Hoa.

Services on the above routes will be increased by 19 to 64 percent.

Four international routes with additional flights are Hanoi-Bangkok and HCM City-Bangkok, HCM City-Taipei and HCM City-Kaohsiung.

Meanwhile, budget airlines Jetstar Pacific has offered cheap tickets between May 27-30 to welcome its 5th anniversary, and passengers can pay only 399,000 VND on Ho Chi Minh City-Buon Ma Thuot flights, 449,000 VND on Ho Chi Minh City/Hanoi-Da Nang and Vinh-Buon Ma Thuot, 779,000 VND on Ho Chi Minh City-Vinh/Hai Phong and 749,000 VND on Ho Chi Minh City-Hanoi, departing from September 10 to October 24.

Besides, Jetstar will also provide tickets with only 499,000 VND on Ho Chi Minh City-Singapore, 1.85 million VND on Ho Chi Minh City-Indonesia and 3.18 million VND on Ho Chi Minh City- Darwin (Australia) between September 3 and November 11.-VNA