Vietnam Airlines to add 1,200 flights for Tet holiday
Update: Oct 10, 2014
The national flag carrier, Vietnam Airlines, plans to add 1,200 flights from January 28, 2015 to March 18, 2015 to meet the increased demand for air travel and reduce airport overload during Tet holiday.

The carrier plans to conduct 18,900 flights in the weeks around Tet, an increase of 12% from the normal schedule.

The additional flights include 260 flights on the Ha Noi – Ho Chi Minh City route, using bigger planes such as Airbus A321, A330 and Boeing 777; and nearly 340 flights on the Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh City route, with A321 aircraft. Extra flights will be also added on routes from Ho Chi Minh City to Vinh, Hai Phong, Pleiku, Buon Ma Thuot, Quy Nhon, Cam Ranh, Hue, Thanh Hoa and Phu Quoc; and from Ha Noi to Cam Ranh, Da Nang, Phu Quoc and Vinh.

The carrier will also operate 36 additional flights on the routes from both Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City to international destinations such as Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong (China), and Kaohsiung, Taiwan (China).

A series of promotions will also be launched during the holiday to encourage passengers to book flights in advance while providing them with more options for air travel.

Vietnam Airlines began selling tickets on October 1, 2014 for travel during the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday on domestic.