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25% Of Flights In Vietnam Have Been Delayed Or Canceled This Year

For frequent Vietnamese flyers, it probably comes as little surprise that 25% of the country’s flights have been either delayed or canceled this year, up from 16% from last year.

According to their internal reports, Vietjet Air was the worst offender with a delay/cancelation rate of 51%, followed by Jetstar Pacific with 50% and Vietnam Airlines with 14% (it appears that the state-owned company gets priority over its private cousins).

A report from the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (VCAA) blamed inadequate airport infrastructure for the delays. This problem was compounded by a sharp increase in passenger and cargo traffic which grew by 13.2% and 24.3%, respectively compared to the same time period last year.

So next time your flight faces perpetual delays, blame the airport, not the airline. 


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