Vietjet has recently received four wet-leased aircraft to meet the high travel demand during the Lunar New Year peak season. The Vietnamese government has approved a seven-day Lunar New Year holiday break from February 8 to 14, 2024. This period will witness a significant migration of workers from major cities and industrial hubs returning to their hometowns.
According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV), there will be approximately 33,800 flights from January 24, 2024, to February 25, 2024 operated by Vietnamese airlines, during the peak travel period of the 2024 Lunar New Year. This represents a 14% increase compared to the previous year and a 21% increase compared to the current regular flight schedule.
Vietjet currently operates a fleet of 103 aircraft and provides over 400 flights daily. The addition of four wet-leased aircraft, including pilots and flight crew, will cater to the needs of customers and enhance capacity during Vietnam’s biggest holiday. Additionally, the airline has installed extra check-in kiosks in selected airports to ensure a smooth travel experience for passengers. Online check-in is also encouraged to avoid congestion at the airports.