Tet flight passenger numbers plunge by 64.8%
A report from the National Traffic Safety Committee shows that travel demand had dropped significantly. During the Tet Holiday, Vietnamese airlines transported 408,000 passengers and 2,000 tonnes of cargo, a decrease of 64.8% and 54.4% respectively compared to the previous season. 9,500 landing and take-offs were recorded at the local airports, a decrease of 43.4%.
The total number of passengers and cargo transported by train also dropped. From February 9 to 13, the sector served 12,792 passengers and 6,035 tonnes of freight, accounting for only 33.56% of the total passengers and 65.56% of the cargo of the previous Tet.
Due to less traffic, congestion hotspots also decreased and there was no severe congestion in Hanoi, Hai Phong, Danang, Can Tho and HCM City during Tet. There were some local congestion before and after Tet on the main roads leading into Hanoi and HCM City.
Waterways also saw smooth traffic. Port operations such as cargo loading and unloading were carried out quickly to avoid congestion.