Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City is expected to welcome more than 120,000 passengers a day during the upcoming holiday marking Vietnam’s National Day (September 2), up 12 percent compared to normal days.
The Tan Son Nhat operation center projected average of 120,000 passengers, including 95,000 domestic and 25,000 international travelers, on a daily basis during the upcoming holiday, a 12-percent increase compared to the current numbers.
Public workers in Vietnam will have a total of four days off from September 1 to 4 to celebrate National Day (September 2).
The number of outbound domestic passengers will likely skyrocket on September 1, while the same situation will repeat for inbound travelers on September 4, the center stated.
To meet the rising demand, there will be about 730 flights coming in and out of the airport every day, up six percent compared to normal days.
The operation center requires airlines to provide accurate flight schedules and a specific number of passengers on peak days so that suitable plans and staff can be deployed.
More human resources will be mobilized to strengthen aviation security, control public areas, regulate vehicles in front of terminals, and ensure effective security screening.
The airport will also coordinate with local police units in controling traffic and minimizing congestion along the routes leading to the airdrome as well as in front of its terminals.
The operation center has prepared plans to respond to when prolonged traffic jams occur during peak days, including temporarily shutting down the airport’s toll station.
A rapid response team will be established and volunteers mobilized to promptly deal with any incidents and provide support to travelers during the peak period.