Vietnamese airports are estimated to serve 106 million passengers and handle nearly 1.5 million tonnes of cargo during 2018, up 12.9% and 7.7% year-on-year respectively, reported the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV).
Bamboo Airways and the air carrier run by the joint venture between Thien Minh Group & AirAsia both announced they would take off in 2018. However, the latter has vanished, while the former has delayed its first flights to the year end.
Four domestic carriers - Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Jetstar Pacific and the Vietnam Air Services Company (VASCO) reported 26,578 delayed and cancelled flights, or 15% of their total flights, in the first seven months of 2018.
The number of aircraft registered Vietnamese nationality reached 174 as of the end of July 2018, up 14 ones compared with the figure of the same period last year, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV).
Vietnamese carrier, including Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Jetstar Pacific, and Vasco, operated a total of 150,010 flights in the first half of this year, up 9% year-on-year, reported the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV).
Vietnamese carriers including Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Jetstar Pacific and Vasco ran 74,165 flights in the first quarter this year, 64,161 of which were on schedule, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV).
As many as 2,665 flights, or 11.1 percent, were delayed or cancelled in January, a positive sign reflecting recent efforts of the aviation industry to improve the flight punctuality, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV).
Domestic Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Jetstar Pacific and Vasco in October together operated 18,392 flights on time, accounting for 89.4% of the total flights, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV).
The low-cost aviation market has attracted many investors, but some low-cost carriers (LCC) have had difficulties in obtaining operating licenses.
The Vietnam Airlines and the Vietnam Air Services Company (VASCO) rescheduled their services to and from airports in the central provinces of Thanh Hoa, Nghe An and Quang Binh on July 25 due to tropical storm Sonca.
Tropical storm Talas landed in the central provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh at around 1 am on July 17, bringing strong wind and heavy rains to the region and is gradually weakening on its way westwards.
Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Pacific and Vasco have announced their cancellation of flights for July 16 over passenger safety amid the tropical storm Talas preparing to land in central Vietnam.
A group of shareholders holding 49% in SkyViet Airlines Joint Stock Company proposed dissolving the company a little more than a year after its establishment.
The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines will work with the Vietnam Air Service Company (VASCO) to operate two daily return flights connecting Hanoi and the central province of Quang Binh from May 29, the carrier announced on May 18.
The Vietnam Air Services Company (VASCO) will officially be authorised by the Vietnam Airlines Corporation to operate flights between Hanoi and Dong Hoi city in central Quang Binh province from March 26.
With a small transport market share, the railway sector does not have money to upgrade infrastructure, locomotives and wagons. With poor infrastructure and facilities, it cannot attract many passengers.
An ATR 72 of VASCO, a fully-owned subsidiary of Vietnam Airlines, was damaged after it was hit by with a cargo truck at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat Airport on August 25.
Airport Corporation of Vietnam has just requested permission from the Ministry of Transport to raise service fees at domestic airports.
The Vietnamese government is reportedly considering removing the maximum limit on air ticket prices for domestic flights.
A new joint-venture between national carrier Vietnam Airlines and partly-private lender Techcombank is expected to acquire a license in the second quarter to provide passenger and goods transport services.