24.02.2021, 17:46

Hanoi-HCM City is world’s second busiest domestic air route

The route carried a total of 1.085 million throughout in February, in comparison to 1.02 million passengers in January.

The on-time performance (OTP) of Vietnamese airlines in February reached 94.6%, an annual rise of 9.3%.

In contrast, the on-time performance of airlines from the United States and Europe was only around 80%.

Throughout the Lunar New Year, known locally as Tet, between January 19 and February 18, local airlines conducted a total of 20,944 flights, an increase of 7.4% compared to the previous period.

Most notably, 6,725 flights were operated by Vietnam Airlines, with Vietjet Air operating 7,881 flights. In addition, Bamboo Airways launched 4,008 flights, 1,640 flights were operated by Jetstar Pacific, 172 flights were run by Vietravel Airlines; and 518 flights were operated by the Vietnam Air Services Company (VASCO).

To ensure the safety of flights, passengers, airport staff, and crew members are the top priority of domestic airlines. The strong performance of the Vietnamese aviation industry represents a bright spot due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic seriously impacting the global aviation sector over the past year.