Air passengers down 70% in May, improve over April

The number of people in Vietnam taking to the skies during May reached 2.88 million, a year-on-year decline of 70%, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has announced.

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Passengers at check-in kiosks at Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi

Of the total, there were 78,000 foreigners, down 97.6% year-on-year.

Domestic carriers ferried 1.47 million passengers during the month, a fall of 67.9%.

Though down, the figures are nonetheless improvements against April, when the number of passengers overall and foreign ones plunged 98% and 99.4%, respectively, year-on-year.

The CAAV has directed airports nationwide to comply with regulations on COVID-19 prevention and control, and those welcoming flights bringing Vietnamese citizens home have been told to exert every effort to prevent transmission in the community.

VNA