Of the total, there were 2.4 million foreigners and 7.6 million domestic passengers.
Particularly, in the periods before and after Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, which fell between January 6 and 26, the volume of air passengers was estimated at roughly 6.6 million, including 1.6 million international passengers.
During the Tet holiday, which was celebrated from January 20 to 26, the figure recorded a sharp increase of up to 60% against the same period last year.
Lai Xuan Thanh, Chairman of ACV, said that the corporation’s leaders directed the airports to fully observe the directions of the Government, the Ministry of Transport, and the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam on aviation safety and security.
Domestic airlines also added more night flights before, during and after the holidays to meet increasing passenger demand, while reducing pressure at the airports’ terminals.