Viet Nam’s aviation market shows positive recovery
The Vietnamese aviation market is expected to see 55 million passengers by the end of this year, an increase of 3.7 times compared to the previous year and recovering by nearly 70 percent compared to the pre-COVID-19 pandemic in 2019.
According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Viet Nam (CAAV), the airlines' domestic passenger transport reached 43.2 million this year, an increase of 3.5 times compared to the previous year and an increase of more than 15 percent compared to 2019.
Meanwhile, international transport reached 11 million visitors, growing 22 times over the previous year, but equivalent to only 27 percent of the 2019 figure.
The total volume of goods transported by air is estimated at more than 1.25 million tons, equivalent to the transport volume of 2019.
Of which, the volume of domestic freight experienced a 40 percent decrease from 2019, while international freight transport rose by more than 10 percent.
The CAAV assessed that the strong growth of the domestic aviation market showed the effectiveness of COVID-19 pandemic prevention and control measures and the country's proper market opening and restoration.
In addition, the authority actively discussed with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and aviation authorities of partner countries during the year to resume regular international flights after the pandemic is under control./.