The national flag carrier, Vietnam Airlines, has announced plans to increase the number of its flights to meet the expected rise in demand from domestic passengers during the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival and will run the promotion from January 25 to March 2.

Under the plan, it will schedule an extra 1,000 flights, equalling 174,500 seats.

The special flights for the largest festival in the country will cover 10 domestic routes, with the passenger numbers on the Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City route forecast to see an annual rise of 10 percent and Ho Chi Minh City-Da Nang numbers to rise by 13 percent.-VNA