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Inbound air passengers soar over 45% in May

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The resumption of international air routes and tourism services led to a 45.8% month-on-month increase in the number of air passengers arriving in Vietnam in May.

Nearly 650,000 international tourists flew to the country last month, the local media reported.

Of the total, Vietnamese airlines transported 254,200 international passengers in May, up 58.2% against the April figure, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam.

Between January and May, over 33 million passengers traveled through local airports, up 28.9% year-on-year.

Local airlines carried 16.33 million passengers during the five-month period, up 26.6% year-on-year. Inbound air passengers onboard the local carriers’ flights to the country amounted to 590,900, increasing 904.2% against the same period last year.

Meanwhile, foreign air carriers transported 959,600 international passengers to Vietnam in the first five months of the year, up 585% year-on-year.

Since mid-June, some 30 international airlines and three Vietnamese air carriers, Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air and Bamboo Airways, have been resuming international services to and from Vietnam, according to the authority.

Compared to the pre-Covid period, all air transport markets but Brunei, Indonesia, Macao (China) and Myanmar have been reopened to Vietnam.

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