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Transport Ministry orders handling of severe congestion at TSN airport
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Transport Ministry orders handling of severe congestion at TSN airport

The Saigon Times

Passengers stand in line at the security screening area at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport. The Transport Ministry has ordered CAAV, ACV and carriers to promptly handle the severe congestion at the airport - PHOTO: TNO

HCMC - The Ministry of Transport on April 20 sent an urgent dispatch to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV), the Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) and local airlines, asking them to quickly address the severe congestion at the domestic terminal of the Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCMC.

CAAV was tasked with reviewing and adjusting the number of take-off and landing slots at the airport to handle the ongoing overflow of passengers.

The ministry also assigned ACV to adopt suitable solutions at the airport, including stationing enough staff, arranging appropriate pickup and drop-off sites and flexibly using screening equipment.

Besides, ACV was told to provide information about flights at the airport so that passengers can proactively arrange for their flights, the local media reported.

The ministry also asked ACV to work with the relevant agencies and units to help passengers with information on flights and procedure processes and ask them to follow regulations on security at the airport and Covid-19 infection prevention and control.

Meanwhile, the local air carriers were asked to reschedule flights and the departure time to ensure the flights match the allocated slots at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport; stop selling more tickets than the seating capacity and not to cancel or merge flights for subjective reasons.

Airlines must assume primary responsibility for storing passengers’ personal information, including phone numbers and addresses, to serve contact tracing and Covid-19 work, said the Ministry of Transport.

As for a long-term solution, the ministry asked ACV to speed up procedures to develop the T3 terminal and aprons.

From April 15 to 19, the Tan Son Nhat International Airport faced an overflow of passengers at the security screening area as many of them failed to file the electronic medical declaration form.

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