HCMC – The HCMC-based Tan Son Nhat International Airport will continue working with taxi service providers to deal with a possible shortfall of 1,000 taxi cabs during the upcoming Reunification Day (April 30) and International Labor Day (May 1) holidays.
Dang Ngoc Cuong, director of the Tan Son Nhat airport, said the airport is working with four taxi service operators, six contract car operators and two ride-hailing firms to increase the number of vehicles to meet the soaring travel demand during the holiday, the local media reported.
The volume of passengers traveling through the airport is rising, at some 68,000 arrivals per day on average, including over 10,000 foreign arrivals.
The leader of the airport added that passenger arrivals at the airport are forecast to reach 42,000 per day during the holiday. Some 15% of the passengers could use the taxi service, so around 6,300 taxi rides would be needed each day to pick up passengers. The taxi service operators pledged to offer over 7,800 vehicles.
However, if the arrivals rise to 60,000 per day, the airport will face a shortfall of 1,100 cars during the peak period.
Besides, to cope with possible traffic congestion at the airport, the airport has taken some measures, including asking taxi service operators to provide the volume of cars as pledged, formulating plans to regulate the traffic flow at the airport and forming rapid response teams to promptly cope with arising issues.