Noi Bai airport serves over 5,600 flights on Tet holiday

February 02, 2023 9:31 AM GMT+7

VGP - The Ha Noi-based Noi Bai International Airport served 5,619 flights from January 19-29, up 49 percent annually, including 1,789 international and 3,829 domestic flights.

Noi Bai airport serves over 5,600 flights on Tet holiday - Ảnh 1.

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The number of passengers hit nearly 900,000, up 71 percent, including 246,000 foreigners.

However, the number of domestic passengers was over 80 percent of the summer peak season 2022 while the number of foreign passengers was about 70-75% of that before COVID-19 in 2019, a leader of the airport said.

Noi Bai airport raised the security level between January 16-28, increased the number of security personnel by 20% compared to normal days; opened all check-in counters; and operated security scanners at maximum level, among other works.

With the launch of iNIA app before Lunar New Year, passengers could completely look up and update flight information anytime, any here from their personal phones, taking full initiative for their journey.

Viet Nam spent a seven-day Tet break from January 20-26, but traffic to and from major cities remained high until Sunday.

Earlier, the local authorities released a plan to respond to new variants of SARS-CoV-2 in the capital, including the latest variant of XBB.1.5, and disease prevention measures in 2023.

The local government set tasks and measures for COVID-19 prevention in 2023, focusing on strengthening quarantine at Noi Bai International Airport; fostering surveillance and early detection of suspected cases of XBB.1.5 variant in residential areas, offices, factories, and enterprises./.

Kim Loan