Deputy Minister works with Tan Son Nhat airport on Tet travel

Deputy Minister of Transport Le Dinh Tho yesterday worked with Tan Son Nhat International Airport on preparation work to meet surging travel demand and prevent traffic jam on Tet holidays.

Tan Son Nhat International Airport is expected to receive 4.1 million passeners in the Tet holidays (Photo: SGGP)

Tan Son Nhat International Airport is expected to receive 4.1 million passeners in the Tet holidays (Photo: SGGP)

Director of Southern Airports Authorities Tran Doan Mau said that passengers through the airport is forecast to highly increase from January 30 to February 3, up 25 percent over the last Tet holiday to reach 4.1 million passengers.
The number of landings and take-offs is expected to surge 20 percent to near 26,300 flights.
Deputy chairman of National Traffic Safety Committee Khuat Viet Hung proposed the airport to well do propaganda work and supply the press with information in a timely manner to limit residents from meeting and seeing off their relatives in the airport.
During the peak time of the Tet holiday, there will have measures to limit vehicles from travelling in Truong Son street, Tan Binh district to prevent traffic jams.
Deputy minister Le Dinh Tho proposed the aviation industry to ensure security and safety in and outside the airport and coordinate with HCMC Transport Department to prevent traffic jam from occurring in the airport area.
Mr. Tho said that aviation infrastructures have not developed appropriately so HCMC must exactly forecast the number of passengers during Tet holidays to well implement solutions to meet surging travel demand and connect with bus routes to transport passengers to and from the airport.
Security procedures should be faster and airport staff must guide passengers to do online check in and other procedures.
Airlines must limit flight delay and rectify their staff’s serving attitude to passengers.

By QUOC HUNG – Translated by Hai Mien

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