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Air passenger, cargo transport surges in Jan-May

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Local airports received nearly 41 million passengers between January and May, up 56.8% year-on-year, while handling 765,000 tons of cargo during the five-month period, up 30.6% against the same period last year, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam.

Among the air passengers, the number of inbound passengers was 1.8 million, skyrocketing 904.6% year-on-year.

Local airlines transported a total of 20.1 million passengers in the first five months, surging by 56.1% year-on-year. Inbound air passengers onboard the local carriers’ flights reached 667,000, up over 1,000%, while 19.5 million passengers flew on domestic air services during the same period.

The local airports are forecast to serve some 87.8 million passengers in 2022, up 190% year-on-year. Of the total, nearly five million international passengers are expected to fly to the country, shooting up 844%.

Given the gain in air cargo transport between January and May, the total air cargo volume via the local airports is estimated at 1.5 million tons this year, up 5% year-on-year, the local media reported.

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