National carrier Vietnam Airlines Saturday announced it would add 826 flights to its major domestic routes this summer as travel demand is expected to surge sharply.
Over the next three months the airline will increase its flights linking Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang by between 10-14 percent. It will also increase flight frequency to key tourist destinations like Nha Trang, Hue and Phu Quoc.
Vietnam Airlines currently operates 35 domestic routes. The carrier is targeting an 18 percent increase in the number of passengers it carries this year as well as a 30 percent increase in revenue over 2009 to VND32 trillion.