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CAAV: Punctuality rate of airlines increases in September

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Hanoi (VNA) – The on-time performance record of domestic
Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Jetstar Pacific and Vasco in September was 17,624
flights, accounting for 86.3 percent of the total flights, up 1.6 points year
on year, according to the Civil Aviation Administration
of Vietnam (CAAV).

The punctuality rate for the national flag
carrier, Vietnam Airlines, was 86.1 percent, up 2.4 points while the rate of low-cost
Vietjet was 84.1 percent in the month, a fall of 1.4 points year on year.

In the
January-September period, the four airlines together launched 205,811 flights,
of which 180,432 took off on time, accounting for 87.7 percent, up 4.3 points
year on year.

Vietnam Airlines’ punctuality rate was 89.9 percent, up 6.9
points; Vietjet’s and Jetstar’s were 85.4 percent and 82.3, respectively, both up
two points; and Vasco’s was 96.7 percent, up 1.1 points year on year.

According to CAAV, the total number of delayed
flights was 25,388.

Late return of planes was the main cause of the delays and
cancellations, accounting for 8.3 percent.

Faults on the side of the airlines themselves were blamed for
2.5 percent of not-on-time arrival rate.

Other reasons for delays and cancellations
included airports’ limited infrastructure and services, flight management and
operation, weather and technical issues, CAAV said.-VNA

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