VOV.VN - The number of passengers travelling through local airports in February grew by 57.8% to reach over 6.1 million passengers against the same period from last year, according to statistics released by the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV).
Of the figure, 105,000 were international visitors, an increase of 350% compared to February, 2021, while domestic visitors reached over 6 million arrivals, a year-on-year rise of 56.1%.
Cargo being transported through airports soared by 27.6% to 113,000 tonnes compared to February, 2021.
The Vietnam Air Traffic Management Corporation (VATM) operated roughly 60,500 flights in February, marking an increase of 157% compared to last year’s corresponding period, of which there were 13,200 transit flights, up 67.4%.
February also saw domestic airlines transport more than three million passengers, an increase of 56.8% compared to February, 2021. Of the total, there were 39,400 international visitors and roughly three million domestic tourists.
According to details given by the CAAV, the aviation market has recovered in both the domestic and international segments.
This comes as both international passengers, Vietnamese citizens, and overseas Vietnamese in particular can enter the country via regular flights. This include routes from Japan, the Republic of Korea, China, Taiwan (China), Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, the United States, Australia, the UK, France, Germany, and Russia, as well as irregularly from Hong Kong (China), Malaysia, Qatar, the UAE, and Turkey.
The country’s high vaccination rate coupled with the lifting of travel restrictions in numerous localities has led to a rising demand for travel in recent times, said CAAV.