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Air passengers soar over 90% in Jan-Feb

By N. Tan

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HCMC – Vietnam’s aviation sector has recovered robustly, achieving a high growth rate compared to the pre-pandemic year of 2019.

In a report the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) sent to the Ministry of Transport on air transportation so far this year, the number of flights and air passengers has surged sharply.

According to the report, CAAV has estimated the number of flights at 78,800 this year to date, rising 62% over the same period of last year, excluding the number of connecting flights at 35,400, up 80% year-on-year.

Some 19.7 million passengers have traveled through local airports, jumping 91.5% over the year-ago period. The number of international guests has risen 1.95% to 4.7 million, and domestic guests 14.8 million, increasing 48% over the same period in 2022.

Vietnam’s air carriers have transported 9.8 million guests in the year to date, including 7.4 million locals and 2.4 million foreigners, soaring 92% year-on-year.

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