Vietnam Airlines safely transported over 1 million passengers during the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival from Feb. 7-30, representing a year-on-year increase of 7 percent.

A Vietnam Airlines representative said on Feb. 7 that the total number of domestic passengers was over 646,500, up 6.8 percent while the number of foreign visitors rose by 7.3 percent. The volume of cargos and parcels reached over 11,200 tonnes.

During the period, Vietnam Airlines operated 8,423 flights with an average of 385 flights per day, up 13 percent from the previous Tet holidays.

However, unfavourable weather, especially at Cat Bi, Dong Hoi, Vinh and Hue airports, resulted in a rise in the number of delayed and cancelled flights.

The national flag carrier plans to continue developing new products and launching promotional programmes in the near future./.