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Hanoi (VNA) – Passenger traffic through airports in Vietnam hit 52.8 million in the first half of this year, a surge of 14 percent year on year, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam reported.

The passengers were on board 223,000 flights, which showed a rise of 10.6 percent year on year.

The volume of cargo through the airports was 726,000 tonnes, up 9.4 percent from the same period last year.

According to the authority, 35.4 million passengers were transported during the reviewed time, up 16.8 percent year on year, including 25.1 million carried by Vietnamese carriers, up 15 percent year on year.

The Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV), the operator of 21 civil airports across the country, has announced a plan to transport 101.8 million passengers in 2018. -VNA