Tan Son Nhat airport receives record high of 120,000 passengers
Update: Jan 16, 2023
As many as 120,000 passengers, including about 84,000 domestic passengers, passed through Tan Son Nhat airport on January 14.

This figure marks the highest level since the beginning of the peak season of the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) 

According to the schedule, Tan Son Nhat airport will operate a total of 868 take-off and landing flights on January 14.

From early in the morning travelers flocked to the airport in order to conduct check in procedures. Although the airlines’ counters and the security screening area were always crowded with customers, passengers faced no prolonged congestion.

During the peak season of the Lunar New Year running from January 5 to February 5, Tan Son Nhat airport is forecast to welcome approximately 130,000 visitors per day, with 90,000 being domestic passengers.

A representative of Tan Son Nhat airport said that with a record high of 120,000 passengers recorded on January 14, the number of visitors is anticipated to continue rising moving forward.

During the entirety of Tet, the airport is expected to receive more than 3.8 million passengers with nearly 27,000 flights, representing a rise of nearly 10% compared to the same period from 2019 when the COVID-19 had not yet broken out.

As it is currently the peak season, Tan Son Nhat International Airport has moved to enhance aviation security control to Level 1.

Furthermore, the airport has also adjusted the co-ordination parameter of landing and take-off times to enable 44 flights per hour within the time frames of between 6 a.m, and 23:55 p.m., along with 36 flights per hour from 00:00 to 5:55 a.m..

This level is the highest seen compared to previous years when the average figure reached only about 40 takeoffs and landings per hour.

VOV - english.vov.vn - January 14, 2023