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Vietnam Airlines tops other carriers in flight delays during six-day holiday

Tuesday, May 05, 2015, 12:08 GMT+7
Vietnam Airlines tops other carriers in flight delays during six-day holiday
This file photo shows passengers boarding a Vietnam Airlines plane at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City.

National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines topped the list of flight delays during the six-day holiday starting April 28 with 249 flights delayed, accounting for 49.4 percent of the total, local media reported, citing data from the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV).

Vietnam Airlines was followed by VietJet Air, Jetstar Pacific and Vasco with 175 flights, 76 flights, and four flights delayed, making up 34.7 percent, 15.4 percent and 0.8 percent, respectively.

During the holiday, local carriers successfully operated 3,277 flights, of with 504 were delayed and six canceled, occupying 15.4 percent and 0.2 percent of the total, Thanh Nien (Young People) newspaper reported.

Most flight delays and cancellations happened as airplanes arrived at airports later than the time they were scheduled to, with 70.4 percent, Thanh Nien reported.

During the holiday, the total output of passenger and goods transferred through Vietnamese airports reached 893,000 visitors and about 9,400 metric tons of cargo, up 27.5 percent and 4.6 percent compared with the same period in 2014, according to figures the CAAV released on Monday.

In particular, the statistics showed that Vietnamese carriers successfully transported 433,000 passengers and 2,800 metric tons of cargo, up 30.3 percent and five percent compared with the same period of 2014.

The Southeast Asian country last week enjoyed a six-day holiday starting with the national festival to commemorate the death anniversary of the Hung Kings, the founders of the nation, which falls on the 10th day of the third month of this lunar year, or April 28, followed by Reunification Day (April 3 ) and Labor Day (May 1), and the weekend (May 2-3).

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