Nearly 1 million air passengers expected during April 30 - May 1 holiday

Thursday, 06/04/2023 09:02
The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) forecasts that during the five days of public holidays from April 29 to May 3, the number of passengers using aviation services will increase by 18-20% compared to the same period in 2019, reaching approximately 1 million arrivals.
Nearly 1 million air passengers expected during April 30 - May 1 holiday - Photo for illustration

Domestic passengers are mainly traveling to tourist destinations in the North, Hue, Da Nang, Da Lat, Cam Ranh, Phu Quoc and so on. The Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) and Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi promise to be the busiest transit hubs.

For international routes, although operations have not resumed as in the pre-epidemic period, there have also been many signs of recovery and prosperity. On holidays, Vietnamese tourists also visit Japan, Korea, Thailand, Singapore and China.

Meeting the travel demands of people and tourists, National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and Vietnam Air Services Company (VASCO) have announced that they will provide nearly 551,000 seats (equivalent to about 2,800 flights) on domestic routes from April 26 to May 5. For Vietnam Airlines, the supply is expected to increase by 20% compared to the same period in 2022.

A representative of Vietnam Airlines said that many flights during the holiday have been fully booked, mainly on April 29 and May 2.

Similarly, Vietjet Air is expected to increase the number of flights by 30% compared to the regular flight schedule. Bamboo Airways plans to exploit a maximum of 176-178 flights a day during the holiday.

It is expected that the most exploited flight routes are Hanoi - HCMC, Hanoi/HCMC - Da Nang, Hanoi/HCMC - Phu Quoc, and Hanoi/HCMC - Cam Ranh.

Passengers are advised to buy tickets on the airlines’ official websites, mobile apps, ticket offices or agents, while using auto check-in, mobile check-in and telephone check-in services, or checking in through their websites or at check-in kiosks at airports, to save time./.