The output of flying operations during Tet is only nearly 30% of the same period

Information from the Vietnam Flight Management Corporation (VATM) shows total production flight operator During the 7 days of Tan Suu Lunar New Year holidays from February 10 to February 16 (ie from December 29 to the end of January 5), there are 6,330 trips, only 29.53% of the output. on the occasion of the Canh Ty Tet holiday.

Crew at Noi Bai Air Traffic Control during the translation season – Photo: VATM

February 10 (ie December 29) is the busiest day for flights to and from airports nationwide, with 1,137 flights, while this figure for Tet is 1,751.

At the two largest international airports in the country, Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat, the days with the highest number of flights were 294 flights (December 29) and 619 flights (January 5), respectively. The peak day of the Canh Ty New Year in Noi Bai welcomes 610 times, and at Tan Son Nhat, receives 939 trips.

Flight activity during Tet this year has decreased significantly due to the situation of the Covid-19 epidemic. Previously, according to the plan of the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam, from January 27, 2021 to February 26, 2021 (ie December 15 to January 15 of the lunar calendar), airlines practiced average operation. more than 1 thousand domestic flights / day, an increase of 28% over the same period last year and the peak day of the year is 1.2 thousand flights / day, up 25.3% over the same period last year. However, due to the “third Covid-19 wave”, many people’s travel plans for Tet have changed, many passengers ask for refunds or cancellations, and the number of flights has plummeted.

Previously, the National Traffic Safety Committee also said that on the 7 days of Tan Suu Lunar New Year 2021, Vietnamese airlines transported 408,000 passengers, down 64.8% and 2,000 thousand tons of goods, down 54 , 4% over the same period of the Lunar New Year in 2020.

In the complicated situation of the Covid-19 epidemic, VATM’s service providers have strictly implemented the enhancement of security and safety of flight operations and disease prevention in order to provide services. service continuously, smoothly and safely.

In particular, this year’s Tet at all service providers of the Corporation are applying to activate the Covid-19 pandemic response plan, of which more than 10 establishments are applying level 3 ( orange), Air Traffic Control Station and VOR Van Don Station applying level 4 (red). In these facilities, workers are assigned to be on duty at the unit 24/24 hours, completely isolated from the outside, tested for SAR-COV-2 with negative results before being put on duty for ensure absolute safety for the forces in the service supply chain.

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