Flights increased to meet post-Tet travel demand

Monday, Feb 07, 2022 12:29

The gate for domestic arrivals in Tan Son Nhat International Airport is crowded on Sunday, the last day of the nine-day-long Tet holiday. — VNA/VNS Photo Tien Luc

Airlines plan to make an increase of more than 100 flights, mostly on the Ha Noi – HCM City route, from February 6 to 12 to serve travel demand after the Lunar New Year Celebration that ended on Sunday.

Pham Van Hao, deputy director of the Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam, said that the aviation authority asked airline operators to add more night flights to meet the demand as there were a high number of daytime flights already.

The Northern Airport Authority said that on Sunday, Noi Bai International Airport operated more than 370 flights including 168 domestic departures, 166 domestic arrivals, 18 international departures and 20 international arrivals.

The number of domestic passengers travelling from the airport reached about 56,000.

A representative of the airport said that the number of flights and passengers passing through the airport on February 5 - 6 was higher than the peak day before Tet.

On January 29, Noi Bai Airport operated nearly 400 flights with 40,600 passengers.

On the peak day of the Tet holiday this year, the airport saw the number of passengers nearly double the number of passengers on the peak day of the Lunar New Year 2021 with 383 flights and 29,000 passengers.

However, this year’s passenger number was still far from that of the Lunar New Year 2020 with 620 trips and 91,000 guests.

On Sunday, a delegation of the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam inspected the service of flight passengers at Noi Bai International Airport. It was seen that passengers could check-in flights smoothly, without any congestion at passenger numbers did not exceed capacity.

The airport actively developed an operational plan to meet increased demand after the Tet holiday. Currently, 102 check-in counters at the T1 terminal and 22 security screening points are capable of handling 4,000 passengers per hour.

The airport operator also coordinated with airlines to fully and accurately master flight plans, arrange aircraft parking positions, open all the security screening systems, reopen the E lobby, flexibly adjust the check-in counters, and arrange the aircraft doors and luggage conveyor belts to meet demand. — VNS

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