Vietnamairlines announces higher carriage capacity for Tet holiday 2011


vietnam-airlinesThe national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has announced its plan for higher carriage capacity for the lunar new year (Tet holiday) 2011 from January 19th to February 20th, 2011.

Accordingly, the Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City route and vice versa will have nearly 7,000 seats a day available each way, increasing by 18% from Tet holiday 2010 and by 57% from the normal schedule. For the peak days, there will be more than 8,500 seats a day and a way, up 88% from regular capacity.

For the Ho Chi Minh City – Danang route, the airlines plans to increase capacity with an average of 3,200 seats a day way, a 28% rise from the previous year and a 44% rise from normal capacity. During the peak days, the number of seat will be increased by 4,000 a day each way, a two-fold increase from regular capacity.
The spokesman of Vietnam Airlines said that based on the market’s demand, the carrier continues to set plan to increase capacity on flights to and from local destinations, including Quy Nhon, Hue, Vinh, Hai Phong, and Phu Quoc to provide more services for expatriates to return home to celebrate the Tet holiday with their families.
As scheduled, by November 2010, Vietnam Airlines will continue to plan to add flights for Tet holiday 2011 based on the balance of human resources.