Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Pacific serve nearly 1.6 million passengers in Tet hinh anh 1A flight of Vietnam Airlines (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Airlines served nearly 1.3 million passengers during the peak season of the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday from January 20 to February 11.

The national-flag carrier operated nearly 8,000 flights in the period under review, up nearly 4 percent year on year.

Meanwhile, the budget carrier Jetstar Pacific also operated nearly 2,000 flights, carrying nearly 300,000 passengers.

A representative from Vietnam Airlines said that the punctuation indication of the airline reached 90 percent averagely, with the highest of 98 percent. Particularly, one day before the first day of the first lunar month (February 2) and the sixth day of the month (February 10), which is the last day of the longest and most important annual festival in Vietnam, the number of flights operated by Vietnam Airlines each day exceeded 500.

Safety for all the flights were ensured.-VNA