On June 28, leaders of Noi Bai International Airport informed that the traffic volume in the port is returning to “hot” growth, exceeding the designed capacity of the domestic passenger terminal.
Accordingly, the chief of Noi Bai International Airport said passenger volume is causing new peaks every day. For example, on June 24, 2022, the traffic volume reached 102,000 passengers; including 91 thousand domestic tourists. More than 104,000 visitors reached on June 25, 2022; including nearly 93,000 domestic tourists.
This number is predicted to reach 110,000 visitors by early July 2022. On average, the domestic flight volume at Noi Bai airport is growing spectacularly, by more than 40% compared to the peak of the summer of 2019, the time of high growth before the COVID-19 epidemic appeared.
The chief of Noi Bai International Airport informed that the peak volume of domestic traffic in the summer of 2022 at the port has exceeded the design capacity of the T1 passenger terminal. Passenger terminal T1 was completed and inaugurated in 2001, it is now more than 2 decades ago.
The planning of the parking garage for the T1 station from that time only counted about 400 parking spaces. Through the operation process, Noi Bai has renovated, expanded and rearranged the route to increase the number of parking spaces and so far it has increased to 555 parking spaces to better meet the demand of passengers traveling by air.
Currently, Noi Bai International Airport has arranged enough parking spaces for 6 bus routes connecting Hanoi’s capital to Noi Bai (2 high-quality bus routes are parked in the lobby of the T1 passenger terminal; 4 subsidized bus routes are parked in the parking lot of Terminal T1).
The output increased, the number of passengers using personal vehicles to pick up passengers at Noi Bai International Airport also increased sharply, 3 times higher than before the COVID-19 pandemic, causing great pressure on traffic flow and parking lot to stand. are arranged within the maximum permitted space.
Meanwhile, statistics show that the proportion of passengers using public transport to get to Noi Bai International Airport is now greatly reduced compared to before the COVID-19 epidemic, reaching only about 30%, the rest Mainly personal vehicles .
Meeting the needs of passengers and improving the quality of parking services at Terminal T1, Noi Bai International Airport has strengthened the aviation security forces, regularly coordinated with Noi Bai Police Station, along with participating in regulating the flow of vehicles in the parking lot, toll gates/exit lanes and the reception area for passing vehicles;
The port also opens all exit ticket gates during the time frames; Restrict priority vehicles, shuttle buses for officials and employees, do not park in positions in front of the T1 passenger terminal, creating a clear traffic flow for passengers.
Currently, Noi Bai International Airport is also studying to invest in a non-stop toll collection system to increase traffic capacity and minimize congestion at the entrances and exits of parking garages; fill out the file and submit it to the Ministry of Transport for permission to create a file of the local planning adjustment to arrange an additional parking space to serve people.
In order to facilitate travel during the peak season and access the terminal quickly, Noi Bai International Airport advises passengers to limit the use of personal vehicles and increase the use of public transport for easy access to the station; move, stop and park according to the prescribed route. Stop and pick up passengers within 5 minutes/time. Vehicles parked in the wrong position after the specified time will be locked by the aviation security forces.