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Tan Son Nhat Airport braces for Tet holiday's gridlock

by VTV421 January 2020 Last updated at 13:26 PM

VTV.vn - With the Lunar New Year holiday barely a week away, Tan Son Nhat International Airport is already crowded as families and relatives from many southern provinces pick up overseas Vietnamese returning home.

According to the Tân Sơn Nhất Airport Authorities, from January 10 to February 8, the airport expects to provide services to over 41.2 million passengers, including 25.5 million domestic passengers, an increase of 9.06 percent from last year.

The number of flights operated by domestic carriers during this period is expected to rise by 5-7 percent to reach 840-850 a day. On January 22, there will be 965 flights carrying 152,470 passengers.

To help ease the situation, radio channels and the official traffic information website of HCM City will be constantly broadcasting warnings to drivers so they can avoid certain areas around the airport and choose alternate routes. A committee comprised of officials from various agencies has been set up to ensure that traffic flows smoothly in the area.

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