Passengers at Noi Bai International Airport (Photo: VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese airports are estimated to serve 106 million passengers and handle nearly 1.5 million tonnes of cargo during 2018, up 12.9 percent and 7.7 percent year-on-year respectively, reported the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV).

Vietnamese airlines transported more than 50 million passengers and nearly 400,000 tonnes of goods, representing respective increases of 14 percent and 26 percent compared to the previous year.

At present, the Vietnamese aviation market sees the participation of 68 foreign airlines from 25 countries and territories and four local carriers namely Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Jetstar Pacific Airlines and Vasco.

The 68 foreign and three Vietnamese carriers, including Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Jetstar Pacific Airlines, are operating nearly 130 international routes linking Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Nha Trang, Phu Quoc and Hai Phong with 28 countries and territories around the world.

Meanwhile, the four local airlines are running 48 domestic routes from Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City to 18 local airports.

In 2017, local airports served over 94 million passengers, up 16 percent over the previous year. Meanwhile, they saw 661,165 flights taking off and landing during the year, a rise of 10 percent year-on-year. –VNA