HCMC AIRPORT OVERLOADED DURING TET HOLIDAY
HCMC Airport overloaded during Tet Holiday. HCM City’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport is expected to handle more than four million passengers in the month during TET, the Lunar New Year, which falls on February 5 this year.
The Tan Son Nhat Customs Bureau has launched a program to welcome passengers, especially overseas Vietnamese coming home at the start of the Year of the Pig.
According to the Customs Bureau, Tan Son Nhat Airport will serve an average of 134,200 passengers a day during the month. Deputy Chief of the Tan Son Nhat Airport Authority, said the airport would provide services to passengers on 890 flights on the 28th of the last lunar month (February 2) and 900 flights on the 6th of the first lunar month (February 10).
Besides, the number of flights to and from Tan Son Nhat Airport is expected to increase by around 10 per cent from last year to 806-820. Vietnam Airlines will fly an additional 1,956 flights and carry around 650,000 domestic passengers, up 40 per cent from normal days. Vietjet will add more than 1,000 flights, while Jetstar Pacific will add 1,014 flights.
The busiest routes will be to Hanoi Hai Phong, Vinh, Hue, Danang, and Phu Quoc.
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