In the face of the congestion that has recurred for many days and there is no sign of reduction, information to the press, the Director of the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam said that he sent a mission to Tan Son Nhat airport to find the cause and the solution. physical.
He said that one of the reasons for the serious congestion in the past few days was the screening security staff applied to random visual inspection with 10% of passengers. Accordingly, for every 10 people passing through the security door, 1 person will be randomly selected for the security staff to directly use their hands and eyes to check luggage.
The random visual inspection is done by security staff according to international regulations and in accordance with the requirement of increasing security before April 30 – May 1. But before the current situation, Mr. Thang said he would meet to collect ideas and adjust accordingly.
In addition, the increasing demand for passenger travel, including tourists, is also the cause of congestion at the airport at this time. Specifically, on April 14, visitors to Tan Son Nhat airport reached 64,000 people, April 15 was 77,000, April 17 increased to 80,000, by April 18, it increased to 85,000.
Congestion has been going on for many days at Tan Son Nhat airport.
To mitigate this situation, the Ministry of Transport also requires the airline industry to limit the number of people picking up and seeing off at airports, especially in Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat during the holidays of April 30 and May 1 to avoid congestion. clogged.
Specifically, the Ministry of Transport requested the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam to direct airports to strengthen inspection and supervision of the implementation of regulations on aviation safety and security and airport services. the airport at the same time strictly handled violations; providing information to guide people to travel by air to ensure the correct schedule, limit the number of people picking up and seeing off at airports, especially at Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat international airports.
The Aviation Department directs airlines to develop a plan to organize passenger transportation in line with the development of the epidemic in the coming time to have an optimal plan to organize passenger transport to serve people traveling; flight schedule management minimizes delays, special flight cancellations during holidays April 30 and May 1, 2021.
Airport Corporation of Vietnam develops a plan for appropriate passenger transportation and pickup, meeting the travel needs of people; allocating human resources to ensure safety and best serve the travel needs of people in peak days before, during and after holidays.
Vietnamese airlines improve service quality in order to better meet the needs of passengers, especially the elderly and people with disabilities; develop an appropriate plan for organizing passenger transport, promote the application of e-ticket sales, improve service quality, prevent the illegal fare increase situation while strictly complying with regulations. prevention and control of COVID-19.