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Tan Son Nhat handles 22 million air passengers in Jan-Aug

By Minh Hoang

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HCMC – Some 22 million passengers traveled through the Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCMC in January-August, a drop of six million from the pre-pandemic levels.

There were around 19 million domestic and three million international arrivals at the airport in the first eight months, according to Nguyen Nam Tien, deputy director of the Tan Son Nhat International Airport.

The airport handled over 150,000 flights during the same period, including 30,959 international and 118,906 domestic ones.

The number of domestic passengers has increased sharply in the past few months, occasionally exceeding the airport’s handling capacity of 6,500 passengers per hour, the local media reported.

Given the steady growth in recent months, the airport is likely to regain 90% of its pre-pandemic performance, said Tien.

Roughly 14,000 flights were delayed and over 4,000 canceled due to weather conditions and technical issues.

The airport will accelerate the construction of Terminal T3 to accommodate the growing travel demand.

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