Foreign visitors to Ha Noi rise at Lunar New Year

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The number of tourists traveling through Ha Noi’s Noi Bai International Airport increased over the Lunar New Year holiday, announced the airport’s customs department on February 2.

 

More than 1,200 flights ran during the holiday, carrying more than 11,000 passengers. Import-export turnover through the airport in the period was at about USD 17.5 million.

 

Up to 604 flights to Noi Bai International Airport were seen during January 26 to February 1, bringing 48,886 international visitors to the capital city, mainly from European countries, China, and Japan.

 

Meanwhile, there were 613 flights with 62,697 passengers from Noi Bai International Airport to other countries and territories.

 

Noi Bai International Airport’s customs department said it handled immigration procedures for over 5.5 million passengers on 47,273 flights in 2016. Total import-export turnover hit USD 26 billion last year, with USD 9 billion from exports and USD 17 billion from imports.

 

The department will continue to create favorable conditions for import-export activities in 2017 with customs reforms, particularly the e-customs procedures for aircraft, and the implementation of the ASEAN single window system at Noi Bai International Airport.

Source: VNA