|Passengers at check-in desks at Vinh Airport, Nghệ An Province. — VNA/VNS Photo Tá Chuyên|
HÀ NỘI — The Civil Aviation Authority of Việt Nam (CAAV) has asked agencies under its wing to tighten control over order, security, and transportation during the Tết (Lunar New Year) celebration and spring festivals this year.
Specifically, Đồng Hới and Thọ Xuân airports were asked to provide services for night flights around the clock to meet demand.
Airports, particularly Tân Sơn Nhất and Nội Bài international airports, which are the busiest air hubs in Việt Nam, were asked to arrange proper staff and equipment to ensure smooth luggage screening and delivery.
Airports were also asked to arrange proper parking areas for shuttles so that passengers can find and use them conveniently.
Major airports such as Tân Sơn Nhất, Nội Bài, and Đà Nẵng were instructed to speed up the application of non-stop toll collection to avoid congestion when travel demand picks up.
The CAAV also requested its officials to strengthen internal inspection and supervision of the service of taxi firms allowed to operate at airports.
Strict punishment will be given to violating drivers who are reported to cheat or overcharge passengers.
Airports were also required to urgently complete the maintenance of infrastructure and strictly comply with regulations and measures to ensure security and safety for under-construction maintenance works.
Meanwhile, airline operators were asked to develop plans and control measures to minimise flight delays and cancellations.
This year, people will have a seven-day holiday from January 20-26 for the Tết festival, the most important holiday of the year.
Nội Bài airport said over the weekend it received 80,000 domestic passengers a day on 400 flights, along with 22,000 international arrivals on 160 flights, a higher volume than usual but no serious congestion or long waits occurred.
National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has announced that it will increase the number of flights for the fourth time to 108 with 20,000 seats in the January 16-30 period to meet skyrocketing demand during the Lunar New Year (Tet) Festival.
Flights will increase on major routes linking HCM City and Hà Nội, Vinh, Thanh Hoá, Hải Phòng, Đà Nẵng, and Huế.
In the period from January 6 to February 2, 2023, total flights Vietnam Airlines operates in domestic network will reach approximately 9,200, with nearly 1.9 million seats.
Previously, the airline made Tết flight increases in August and December 2022.
Vietnam Airlines advised passengers to make their travel plans early and purchase air tickets via its official sale channels. They are also encouraged to use online and digital check-in methods to save time. — VNS