|An aircraft on Runway 25R/07L at Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HCM CITY — A runway at Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport will be closed for maintenance from Monday, said the Civil Aviation Authority of Việt Nam (CAAV).
The service on Runway 25R/07L is expected to last 25 days, until March 15.
In accordance with this schedule, the CAAV has reduced the number of flights to 30 per hour from February 21 to April 30.
Airlines are requested to utilise flight slots to ensure their effectiveness and push up the operation of night flights.
Prior to Monday, this number was 48 flights per hour in the time frame of 6am to 11:55pm, and 36 per hour from 12am to 5:55am.
Domestic flights are also cut down to 24 flights per hour for arrivals, and 20 per hour for departures. Previously, these numbers were 26 and 24, respectively.
According to the plan, Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport welcomed 507 flights on Monday. Of these, approximately 23,000 passengers would leave while 40,600 others would arrive at the airport.
In Hà Nội, Nội Bài International Airport has also been performing maintenance on its runway 11L/29R, and parts of the taxiways S1, S2, and S7. The work will be finished on Wednesday.
Last week, the Vietnamese Government decided to fully reopen its borders to foreign tourists starting March 15, about three months earlier than previously planned. — VNS