Vietnam’s largest airport expects to serve 3.8 million passengers during Tet
Update: Jan 06, 2023
Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City is set to serve more than 3.8 million passengers during the upcoming Lunar New Year festival, known locally as Tet.

Passengers crowd the security-check area in Tan Son Nhat International Airport ahead of Lunar New Year holiday (Photo

It is expecting an increase of 10% in the number of travelers this Tet compared to 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic.

On January 6, there will be a total of 735 flights landing and taking off from the airport with 110,000 passengers, including more than 35,000 foreign nationals.

The airport is set to serve 123,000 passengers on January 20, one day before the final day of the old lunar year, more than 144,000 passengers on January 29 when travelers return to big cities to work after the long break.

To meet the increasing demand during the holiday season, the airport will increase its capacity to 44 flights per hour between 6:00 a.m. and 23:55 p.m. and 36 flights per hour from midnight to 5:55 a.m., the highest number of flights per hour ever scheduled at the airport.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has previously ordered airlines to improve security, flight safety, and service quality, including efforts to minimise delayed and cancelled flights, while maintaining COVID-19 prevention measures for the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday.

The HCM City Department of Transport has also been requested to work alongside competent authorities in a bid to reduce congestion at the airport.

VOV - - Jan 06, 2023