|Nội Bài International Airport in Hà Nội.— VNA/VNS Photo Huy Hùng|
HÀ NỘI — Total passengers passing through airports across Việt Nam exceeded 1.1 million during the four-day National Reunification Day and May Day holiday, reported the Civil Aviation Authority of Việt Nam (CAAV).
The passenger figure, while significantly higher compared to the previous months due to the recent lifting of most COVID-19 curbs as the country enters the new normal, represents an annual decrease of 3.3 per cent compared to 2021 figures in the same period.
Goods throughput meanwhile hit 15,900 tonnes, up 7.5 per cent year on year.
Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport in HCM City, Nội Bài International Airport in Hà Nội, and Đà Nẵng International Airport in the central coastal city of Đà Nẵng received 375,000, 240,000 and 94,800 passengers, up 3 per cent, and down 4 and 8 per cent respectively compared to the same period last year. The three international airports also handled 4,900, 9,600, and 316 tonnes of goods respectively.
Vietnamese airlines operated 3,600 flights, down 13.5 per cent over the same period last year. Of the flights, 3,300 took off on time (88 per cent), and 25 were cancelled.
The CAAV noted there was no serious congestion at airports during the holiday period, with extended waiting times due to weather reasons minimised, and the on-time rate of flights quite high.
This year, the National Reunification Day and the May Day fell on Saturday and Sunday, so people had two days off on May 2 and 3. — VNS