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Airport passengers asked to arrive 3 hours early

Update: January, 09/2017 - 15:00
Passengers undergo security check at Tân Sơn Nhất airport. Photo:
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY  The authority at HCM City’s Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport has advised passengers to arrive at the airport three hours before departure during the Tết (Lunar New Year) period.

This is to avoid traffic jams and delays in check-in.

Due to the considerable increase in flights and passengers during the Tết holiday, which is from January 27 to February 1, the airport also suggested limiting the number of people coming to the airport to pick or see off passengers.

Drivers are not allowed to stop their vehicles for more than three minutes in front of the airport’s terminals to avoid traffic congestion. If they want to stop longer, they must park the vehicles at the airport’s parking garage.

Passengers are also advised to do self check-in via web, mobile or check-in kiosks located near D1 and D2 gate of the domestic terminal, besides checking in at counters.

Although Tết falls in late January, Vietnamese people often start flying back to their hometowns days or even weeks earlier.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Việt Nam has approved the increase in the number of domestic flights by 1,270 across the country during this period to meet the steep rise in travellers. Tân Sơn Nhất airport, the biggest one in the country, is expected to serve 807 flights per day during this peak time, 81 more than the same period last year. — VNS


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