Nearly 90 percent of flights in January on time
- In January, 2,665 flights, or 11.1 percent of flights by domestic carriers were delayed or cancelled in January, a positive sign reflecting recent efforts of the aviation industry to improve the flight punctuality.
Aircraft Airbus A350XWB of national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines (source: VNA)
The information was recently released by the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV).
In details, 21,429 out of 24,094 flights operated by four domestic airlines – Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Jetstar Pacific and Vasco in January were on time, accounting for 88.9 percent.
In the list, Vietnam Air Services Company (VASCO), a low-cost airline of the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines, was the best performer in terms of punctuality with 1,145 out of 1,166 flights being on time (98.2 percent).
Meanwhile, Vietnam Airlines was the first runner-up with 9,657 punctual flights, or 90.4 percent of the total 10,681 flights.
According to the CAAV, the late return of planes continued to be the main cause of delays and cancellations. It caused 1,683 delayed flights, or 63.2 percent of the delayed and cancelled flights.