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Deputy PM tours Noi Bai airport

Update: February, 03/2016 - 09:35
Customs staffs inspect imported goods at the Noi Bai International Airport. Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has visited Ha Noi's Noi Bai International Airport to examine its operations before Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday. — Photo bnews.vn

HA NOI (VNS) — Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has visited Ha Noi's Noi Bai International Airport to examine its operations before Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday.

Praising the airport's efforts to satisfy rising travel demand, the deputy PM, who is also Chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee, on Monday urged the aviation sector to ensure service quality and safety, and minimise flight cancellations and delays during peak season.

The deputy PM also urged airport customs officers to keep a close watch on people and goods coming in and out so they can handle any emergencies. The aviation sector was asked to enhance connections between airports to reduce pressure on major ones.

He stressed the aviation sector had to ensure the absolute safety of flights in all weather and circumstances.

He asked the airport and relevant authorities for ensuring security and order at the airport, and not to increase the ticket price.

Checking the airport customs work, the deputy PM requested customs officers to strengthen vigilance, limit the number of unexpected incidents and closely monitor smuggling, trade fraud and counterfeits.

The airport's relevant authorities must create favourable conditions for people to comply with all the flight's necessary formalities.

Since early last year, to effectuate the direction of the transport minister and Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam, Noi Bai International Airport has developed and implemented plans on preventing and treating strictly the theft of cargo and baggage.

With the synchronous implementation and participation of enforcement units, all incidents of losing property in check-in luggage that passengers informed have been investigated so the number of such incidents has reduced.

The airport's security officers received and returned up to 50 cases of property left in public areas last year.

Security officers also discovered and treated 27 cases of theft by aircraft passengers last year.

The airport authorities have co-ordinated with the Ministry of Public Security to investigate and deal with subjects who defrauded via internet.

According to Noi Bai International Airport, flight frequency will rise by 20 per cent this Tet, compared with the last season. — VNS

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