Airports throughout the country have served 1.3 million passengers and handled 13,700 tonnes of goods from February 15-22, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) said on February 23.

The figures presented 24 percent and 50 percent rises in the number of passengers and cargos over the previous Tet holiday.

Domestic carriers transported 655,000 passengers and 3,700 tonnes of goods, up 28.5 percent and 44 percent, respectively.

The rates of delayed and canceled flights accounted for 22.1 percent and 0.8 percent of the total 4,203 flights operated during the traditional Lunar New Year festival, the CAAV said.-VNA