Deputy PM requests best serving travelling via airway for Tet hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh, who is also Chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee and Chairman of the National Civil Aviation Security Committee, inspected and held a working session with Noi Bai international airport in Hanoi on January 20 to ensure aviation security and safety for the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

Minh asked the Transport Ministry and aviation units to seriously follow the Prime Minister’s directions under the Dispatch No.1725/CD-TTg on ensuring traffic safety and order during Tet and spring festival 2022 as travelling demand will hike.

Accordingly, the Transport Ministry must work with countries’ aviation authorities to agree on increasing the frequency of international flights, thus meeting demand of overseas Vietnamese who wish to return home for Tet, focusing on countries with many OVs living and working and effective control of the pandemic such as Australia, Germany, France and the UK.

Aviation units were asked to popularise security, safety and COVID-19 prevention and control regulations to passengers, seriously punish violations by individuals and organisations, and mitigate the number of delayed and cancelled flights, and promptly prepare for plans when infection cases are discovered.

Deputy PM requests best serving travelling via airway for Tet hinh anh 2Deputy PM Pham Binh Minh at Noi Bai international airport (Photo: VNA)

Last year, Noi Bai international airport served 108 flights carrying Party and State leaders and countries’ statesmen to Vietnam. From January 1-19, 2022, it served 121 incoming foreign flights with 16,843 passengers aboard, 179 of them tested positive to SARS-CoV02 and transferred to quarantine and treatment facilities.

The repair and upgrade of 1B runways and taxiways was completed and put into operation on September 9, 2021.  Meanwhile, the 1A runways and taxiways are scheduled to be put into use on January 27, 2022./.