Vietnam Airlines runs 9,200 flights during Lunar New Year holiday hinh anh 1A Vietnam Airlines plane at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam Airlines operated 9,200 flights from January 26 to February 18 to meet the travel demand surge throughout the Lunar New Year holiday.

The flag carrier reported that about 1,000 flights were added during the period, which was from 25th day of the last lunar month to the 11th day of the first lunar month.

Up to 482 flights were conducted on the peak day – February 14 – the seventh day of the first lunar month.

In total, Vietnam Airlines served around 1.2 million passengers during the holiday. Most of them were on flights between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, and between the two cities and Da Nang city.

Thanks to its efforts and assistance given to passengers, the rate of on-schedule flights reached 89 percent, the firm added.-VNA