The outbreak of the acute respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus (COVID-19) has resulted in a 20 percent drop in the number of the passenger flying via Vietnamese airports as compared to the same time last year, according to the Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV).
The Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) has predicted the number of passengers passing through its airports will surge 12 percent year-on-year to 116 million by the end of this year.
Domestic airlines have been asked to minimise delayed or cancelled flights during the upcoming holidays to mark Reunification Day (April 30) and Labour Day (May 1).
Air carriers have rushed to buy airplanes to expand their fleets, a reflection of the high growth rate of the Vietnamese aviation market, but this flurry of purchases has raised worries about overloading infrastructure.
Hanoi is planning a massive US$5.5 billion expansion project for Noi Bai Airport to brace against overloading that is expected in just a few years, said an official.
The plans on setting up two new air carriers – Vietstar Airlines and SkyViet – have been submitted to the Prime Minister.
The Ministry of Transport is preparing to open a new flight path connecting Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
Chinese airplanes’ unannounced operations in the Ho Chi Minh Flight Information Region (FIR) in the last few days violated the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)’s regulations and imperiled aviation safety in the region, Director of the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) Lai Xuan Thanh said.
Vietnamese airlines will have to raise their games to seize opportunities as well as counter challenges as the formation of the ASEAN Community will open up the regional air transport market to players from all ASEAN member countries.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has not considered the suspension of flights to France, CAAV Director Lai Xuan Thanh said on November 14 in the wake of a series of bloody attacks in Paris a day earlier.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Viet Nam (CAAV) has asked that Tan Son Nhat International Airport widely publicise airport hotlines to better serve travelers at the country's largest airport, recently rated among the world's worst by a travel website.
The Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam has asked the transport ministry for a decision to reopen Pleiku Airport in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai , its Director General Lai Xuan Thanh said.
Cooperation between the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Ministry of Transport has contributed to the development of Vietnamese tourism, the former’s Minister Hoang Tuan Anh said on July 22.
Head of the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) Lai Xuan Thanh asked Vietnam Airlines (VNA) to implement measures to prevent smuggling and illegal transportation of property and goods.
Vietnam's aviation authority will intensify supervision of pilots and require at least two people to be in the cockpit at all times on local flights after revelations about the final minutes of the Germanwings Airbus that crashed in the French Alps on March 24.
A working team has been set up to study the establishment of the Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City straight air route over Laos and Cambodia.