HCMC – Vietnam’s air passenger traffic has soared in the year to date, with Vietnamese airlines carrying 34.7 million passengers, up 49.6% compared to the same period last year.
Out of the total passenger count, 14.7 million are international guests, a five-fold surge compared to the previous year. Meanwhile, the number of local passengers has edged up 3.4% year-on-year.
For air cargo transport in Vietnam, the volume of cargo carried from January to June has dropped by 26% compared to the previous year, totaling 483,000 tons. International air cargo volume has declined by 30% to 405,000 tons, while domestic cargo has inched up by 10% to 77,600 tons.
Currently, Vietnamese airlines operate 650 daily domestic flights, connecting major cities such as Hanoi, HCMC, and Danang with 19 airports throughout the country.