The Hanoitimes - National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines will increase domestic flights to meet the high travel demand during the Reunification Day (April 30) and May Day (May 1).
Vietnam Airlines will add nearly 300 flights or nearly 60,000 seats on 12 domestic routes, especially key ones such as Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City - Da Nang; Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City – Phu Quoc; Hanoi – Nha Trang.
Vietnam Airlines to add 300 flights during Reunification Day public holiday.
Vietnam Airlines said it plans to supply 480,000 seats during this time, 14% higher than usual and up 4.5% over the same period last year. The firm recommended passengers to book flight tickets early and use online check-in services to reduce time for waiting in the airport before departure.
In addition, low cost carrier Vietjet Air recently also said it plans to increase 200 flights, with 46,000 seats, to domestic popular tourism destinations such as Phu Quoc, Nha Trang, Da Nang, and Da Lat, and international destinations, including South Korea, Taiwan (China) and Thailand.
Jetstar Pacific will also add 20 flights per day to serve the growing demand, an increase of 20% from the same period last year. The two carriers said they have ensured sufficient ground services and flight crews for the holidays.
Vietnam Airlines has been named among the best carriers in Asia for 2018 by TripAdvisor, the US-based travel planning and booking site. In its Travelers’ Choice Major Airlines – Asia 2018, the carrier stands shoulder to shoulder with other five-star airlines, including Singapore Airlines, All Nippon Airway (ANAs), Korean Air, Garuda Indonesia, and Cathay Pacific.
The award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of airline reviews and ratings submitted by travelers worldwide, over a 12-month period. Airlines are rated on categories such as customer service, seating, sanitation, meals and drinks, check-in procedures, and entertainment facilities.
TripAdvisor launched its airline review category two years ago. The website has so far gathered more than 900,000 reviews for over 550 carriers worldwide. Of these, Vietnam Airlines have received nearly 4,000 reviews in 26 different languages, attracting huge attention from the TripAdvisor travel community.