June 16, 2022 | 12:56 GMT+7

Aviation recovery the world’s fastest

Quoc Phong - Ánh Tuyết -

Vietnam’s aviation sector has posted the strongest post-pandemic recovery in the world.

Photo: Illustration
Photo: Illustration

Vietnam’s aviation market is recovering at the fastest rate in the world, with growth of 123 per cent over the same period of 2021, according to analysis by Airbus and the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) believes that spectacular breakthroughs in domestic aviation is testament to the synchronous implementation of a host of solutions to address difficulties and obstacles.

The local aviation sector has also ensured that growth is stable, sustainable, efficient, and safe.

According to CAAV Director Dinh Viet Thang, domestic flights have seen a breakthrough in the first half of 2022, with both passenger and cargo volumes increasing strongly year-on-year.

Domestic airlines carried 20.1 million passengers in the period, up 56.1 per cent, with international visitors reaching 667,000, for amazing growth of 1,033 per cent. Domestic tourists stood at 19.5 million, up 51.8 per cent. It is expected that, in 2022, airports in the country will welcome some 87.8 million passengers in total, an increase of 190 per cent compared to 2021.

Cargo throughput at airports in the first half, meanwhile, was estimated at 765,000 tons, up 30.6 per cent year-on-year. Throughput is to reach some 1.5 million tons for the year as a whole, up 5 per cent compared to 2021.

Mr. Thang hopes that with the growth momentum being seen in the domestic market, the flight network will soon recover to levels prior to Covid-19.