After reopening tourism, international visitors to Vietnam by air route up 176%

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- The issuance of the tourism reopening policy, international visitors coming to Vietnam in the first quarter of 2022 via air route reached 321,000 visitor arrivals, an increase of over 176% over the same period in 2021.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has just reported to the Ministry of Transport (MOT) on the situation of domestic and international air transport operations.

Accordingly, as of March, Vietnam has reopened international flight routes to and from 20 out of 28 countries and territories.

The number of international flight passengers is increasing after Vietnam opens to tourism

After the reopening, just during from 15th to 21st March, Singapore Airlines is the airline with the highest frequency of operations to Vietnam with 45 round-trip flights/week, up two flights compared to the week before opening for tourism. Topping the number of visitors to Vietnam is Japan with 10.3 thousand visitor arrivals.

It is expected that from April, there will be more flight routes from Singapore, Taiwan and Korea to Da Nang.

According to the CAAV, thanks to the reopening policy, the number of international visitors in the first quarter via air reached 321,000 visitor arrivals, an increase of 176% compared to the same period of last year. International cargo throughput reached 292 thousand tons, up 21.1% over the same period in 2021.

Regarding domestic air transport, there are currently 6 Vietnamese airlines operating on average from 55-60 domestic routes connecting Ha Noi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City with 19 local airports.

As for expectation, throughput through domestic airports in the first quarter will reach 13 million passengers, domestic freight throughput will reach 98,000 tons.

“Thereby, it can be seen that the Government’s reopening tourism has created favourable conditions for international passenger transport to be smooth and domestic passenger transport to be restored. However, the aviation industry is currently facing difficulties due to high petrol prices. This also puts pressure on airlines to increase costs for air transportation…” - informed the CAAV.

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Source: plo.vn

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