|Passengers at Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport, HCM City. — VNA/VNS Photo Tiến Lực|
HÀ NỘI — The Civil Aviation Authority of Việt Nam (CAAV) has decided to increase the landing and takeoff frequency at Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport in HCM City based on the transport needs of airlines from now to February 20, 2022.
From February 10-20, the hourly frequency of landing and takeoff is 48 flights between 6am to 11:55pm (local time), and 36 flights from midnight to 05:55am (local time).
From February 21 to April 30, the frequency will be 30 flights per hour.
Previously, during the peak period of Tết (Lunar New Year), the country's biggest and most important holiday, the frequency at the airport increased from 40 to 46 flights per hour. The CAAV has required airlines to ensure the effective use of taking off and landing slots.
Meanwhile, the Southern Airports Authority and Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport must coordinate with the municipal Department of Transport to increase public transport to meet the travel needs of passengers, aiming to reduce congestion at the airport.
According to the CAAV, travel demand from localities nationwide in HCM City remains high after the Tết festival.
To meet increasing travel demand, from February 7 to 10, 2022, national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines scheduled flights and asked for slots and flight permits from the CAAV for 197 flights from localities with high demand to HCM City, including Hà Nội, Đà Nẵng, Vinh, Thanh Hoá, Huế, Quảng Ngãi, Quy Nhơn, Đồng Hới, Hải Phòng, Buôn Mê Thuột, Pleiku and Tuy Hoà.
Vietnam Airlines also proposed a further 897 flights to serve passengers who need to return to HCM City from February 11-20. — VNS