|Việt Nam’s airports served 43.3 million passengers and transported over 603,000 tonnes of cargo in the first five months of this year. - Photo baogiaothong.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI – Việt Nam’s airports served 43.3 million passengers and transported over 603,000 tonnes of cargo in the first five months of this year, said the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV).
The figures represented a year-on-year increase of 15.4 per cent and 8.4 per cent, respectively.
CAAV also announced that of the total, domestic carriers transported 20.4 million passengers and 487,000 tonnes of goods.
As of May 15, the number of planes registered for Vietnamese nationality was 174, up by five planes compared to the end of 2017 and up by 18 planes in comparison to the same period last year. Of this, flag carrier Vietnam Airlines owns the highest fleet, with 91 planes, followed by Vietjet Air (54) and Jetstar Pacific (17).
This year, Vietnam Airlines aims to serve more than 24.3 million passengers. In 2017, it operated 140,000 flights serving 22 million passengers. Meanwhile, low-cost carrier Vietjet Air plans to operate more than 120,000 flights and serve more than 24.1 million passengers by the end of 2018.
Last year, it served over 17.11 million passengers by operating more than 98,800 flights. – VNS