Air passengers rebound in early 2022

February 23, 2022 | 16:58
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The number of air passengers in February reached over six million, up 57.8 per cent on-year, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV).
Air passengers rebound in early 2022
Passengers wait for their flight at Noi Bai International Airport

The number included 105,000 international arrivals, up 350 per cent from the same period last year, while the rest was domestic tourist travellers, up 56.1 per cent on-year.

During the month, cargo transport by air rose 27.6 per cent on-year.

The CAAV attributed the strong rise partly to growing travel demands during the Lunar New Year festival.

The recent positive signals stir hope that the sector is likely to strongly rebound this year after suffering a bad 2021 due to the pandemic.

According to the CAAV, domestic airlines operated 126,280 flights in 2021, down 41.7 per cent on-year.

The General Statistics Office under the Ministry of Planning and Investment said Vietnam welcomed only 111,100 international arrivals by air last year, a drop of 96.4 per cent from the previous year.

By Bich Thuy

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