Hanoi International Airport said that according to the airlines’ flight schedules, the peak day of the Lunar New Year is expected to have 608 flights and 105,000 passengers passing through the airport, an increase of about 25-30% compared to the winter schedule, and an increase of about 12-15% compared to the peak of last year’s Lunar New Year.
Accordingly, the peak day before Tet is expected to be February 7th (or the 28th day of the 12th lunar month) with 605 flights and 98,500 passengers per day. The post-Tet peak is expected to be February 15th (or the 6th day of the 1st lunar month) with 608 flights and 105,000 passengers per day. The peak hours for domestic departures and arrivals are concentrated in the morning, afternoon, and evening, with the highest peak hours reaching 3,000 passengers per hour (9 p.m. – 10 p.m.).
To ensure smooth operation, Noi Bai International Airport will enhance Level 1 security measures from February 6th to February 16th. The airport will allocate additional personnel to positions as required, increase the frequency of random visual checks for passengers, and hand-carried baggage that have passed through the gate without suspicion.
In addition, the aviation security control, protection organization will supplement 20% of the normal duty personnel; Open as many check-in counters as possible, prepare a number of backup counters for airlines to use when increasing flights.
Specifically, Noi Bai International Airport officially implements the Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) model to optimize airport infrastructure utilization; improve punctuality-related indicators, coordinate with relevant units to pilot the Expressway Toll Collection (ETC) with vehicles entering and exiting Noi Bai International Airport.
On the afternoon of February 5th, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Transport Le Anh Tuan inspected the passenger service preparation work for the Lunar New Year at Noi Bai International Airport.
Recognizing the units have well implemented the plans to ensure safety, security to serve passengers during the Lunar New Year, the leaders of Ministry of Transport requested the units to continue to focus and respond promptly, professionally to arising issues.
In particular, in relation to the situation of fog, low clouds affecting flight operations in recent days, Deputy Minister Le Anh Tuan said that the aviation industry needs to further improve communication and provide information to passengers in order to reduce overcrowding, adjust schedules accordingly.
“Noi Bai International Airport also needs to maintain and strongly develop the “4 Always” movement, striving to become a model airport in the capital city,” Deputy Minister Le Anh Tuan requested.