|Customs official check passengers' luggage at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport. Different organisations have joined hand to reduce traffic jams at the airport. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoang Hung
HCM CITY (VNS) — A number of organisations have joined together to reduce traffic jams at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCM City during days approaching Tet holidays.
To meet the increased demands during the lunar New Year holidays, Vietnam Airlines alone added some 800 one-way domestic and international flights, an 18 per cent increase compared to the same period last year.
Recently, the airport youth union, the Sai Gon Ground Services Corporation, the Tan Son Nhat Airport Services Corporation and the Airport Corporation of Viet Nam set up youth volunteer groups at various locations throughout the airport.
Observations by a Vietnam News Agency correspondent detailed how youth volunteers, most of whom were students from the Viet Nam Aviation Academy, helped passengers, especially older people and pregnant women, in completing procedures, carrying luggage and traveling on elevators.
The airport is also using more Ipads to assist with check-in procedures.
Also, one more waiting room was opened for passengers seeking taxis, in a bid to reduce traffic during peak hours.
The airport's Customs Department also opened all six monitoring sites, to allow more passengers to be quickly processed. — VNS