Aviation Industry News
|AirAsia opens office in HCMC (08/07/2008)|
Thai budget carrier AirAsia Monday opened a
sales office in Ho Chi Minh City to meet the high customer demand since it
commenced a HCMC-Bangkok service last April. HCMC is a great market for
international airlines to open direct routes, said AirAsiaˇ¦s chief executive
officer Tassapon Bijleveld.
|Thanh Hoa to have civil airport (0707/2008)|
The Thanh Hoa Peopleˇ¦s Committee has announced
its plan to build a civil airport in Quang Nhan Commune, Quang Xuong
District. As planned, the committee will allocate 300ha of land to the west
of National Road 4 in which to build a domestic airport that can be upgraded
to an international airport in the future.
|Da Nang Airport gets makeover (02/07/2008)|
Da Nang International Airport will be able to
receive up to four million passengers and 80,000 tonnes of luggage a year by
2015. And by 2025, it will be able to handle six million passengers a year.
By 2015, the airport will be able to receive the largest aircraft,
including Boeing 747s and 777s and Airbuses in 21 landing positions. It will
be capable of receiving 2000 visitors in a rush hour.
Investment from now to 2015 will be VND2.7 trillion ($168.7 million)
and to 2025, VND1.8 trillion ($118.7 million).
|Japan helps Vietnam modernise aviation management (26/06/2008)|
The Japanese government has decided to help the
Transport Ministryˇ¦s Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam in making the
Master Plan Study on Development of the New Communication, Navigation,
Surveillance and Air Traffic Management Systems" (the New CNS/ATM Systems)
to the year 2025.
|Vietnam waives tariffs on import of aviation fuel to help airlines in crisis (23/06/2008)|
Vietnam has decided to do away with tariffs on
import of jet fuel ˇV which stands at 5% currently ˇV from July 2008 in an
effort to help the countryˇ¦s airlines survive in the time of prohibitively
high prices of oil. The Finance Ministry of Vietnam had cut the rate of
import tax for aviation fuel from 10% to 5% about a month ago. At h at time,
two kinds of aviation fuel ˇV classified under codes 2710.19.13.00 and
2710.19.14.00 ˇV had their import tax rate reduced from 5% to nil.
|Building up Vietnam's aviation infrastructure (02/05/2008)|
As Vietnam focuses on economic growth, a key
sector for development is the countryˇ¦s airport infrastructure. Aviation is
ranked among top priority sectors for development in Vietnam and is
considered as a prerequisite to boost the countryˇ¦s global economic
The CAAV suggests that total air passenger traffic may reach 20 million by 2010 with an expected annual sector growth of 10-15 percent.
|Vietnam opens up aviation market (11/02/2008)|
The kick-start of VietJet, the first private
airline in Vietnam , is considered the most obvious move so far by the
Vietnamese government in opening up the aviation market.
The aviation sector has worked out a development strategy until 2020,
which estimates that 15 billion USD will be needed to develop the national
fleet, airports and increase air control capacity. Under the strategy,
country will have a total of 26 airports, including 10 international
airports, to be located in all three regions.
|2007: Vietnamˇ¦s aviation industry will renew itself (11/Jan/2007)|
Vietnamˇ¦s air carriers will see many changes in 2007: Pacific Airlines will become a budget airline, Vietnam Airlines has asked to raise the ceiling airfare in order to have more flexible operations. Meanwhile, VASCO is seeking foreign partners. More»