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Airlines losses fall, but sky remains overcast

The aviation sector is witnessing slightly brighter business results, but businesses are still facing difficulties because fuel prices are high and international air routes have not fully recovered.

CAAV asks to increase airfare due to oil prices

To deal with fuel prices, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) just proposed raising air service prices on domestic routes to the Ministry of Transport (MoT).

Aircraft fuel price reaches 8-year high

The continued air petrol price increase has caused headaches to air carriers. Airfares change from day to day.

As fuel prices rise, airlines seek to raise airfares

As fuel prices have increased sharply, airlines have called for the lifting of ceiling airfares and imposition of fuel surcharges.

Transport ministry asks to clarify overpricing of air tickets

The Ministry of Transport has asked the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) to coordinate with airlines to deal with the airline tickets that are so overpriced in peak periods during Tet holidays.

Air tickets expected to be cheaper once regular air routes reopen

The reopening of international air routes, slated for January 1, will give more opportunities for passengers to fly to Vietnam.

Aviation authorities reject five airport construction proposals

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has rejected proposals from five localities to build their own airports.

Three major airlines still want to raise airfares, despite big profits

VietNamNet Bridge - All three airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air and Jetstar Pacific, have asked for permission to raise airfares, citing fuel price increases.

The changing face of the aviation market

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam Airlines is no longer the solo player in the country's aviation market. More airlines, including newcomer Vietjet Air, have created a highly competitive market.

More Vietnamese prefer traveling abroad

Vietnamese now tend to prefer outbound tours instead of domestic ones as it has become less costly to travel abroad and foreign agencies are more professional in promoting tours. 

Airfare floor policy opposed by low-cost carriers

VietNamNet Bridge - The proposed airport service surcharge increases and airfare control policy are expected to cause difficulties for low-cost air carriers (LCC).

How high are airfares in Vietnam?

VietNamNet Bridge - The airfares set by Vietnam Airlines, the nation’s flag air carrier, are among the highest  compared with other regional air carriers and Vietnamese rivals.

Foreign airlines rush to open new routes from Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge - Targeting the middle-class consumer and clients who have demand to travel abroad at low cost, a series of foreign airlines have scored initial success with new air routes from Vietnam. 

Air tickets won’t be cheaper despite airfare ceiling cut

VietNamNet Bridge - Though the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has lowered the airfare ceiling by 4 percent, air carriers’ airfares have remained the same.

Airlines’ big spending on new aircrafts raises concerns about public debt

VietNamNet Bridge - The government has guaranteed the loans that Vietnam Airlines got from commercial banks to buy modern aircraft. Will this add to the public debt burden?

How high will airfares go?

VietNamNet Bridge - The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has confirmed that airlines will have to include the environment fee in their adjustments of airfare ,but it is still unclear how this would be implemented.

Airlines consider fare hike following new environment surcharge

VietNamNet Bridge - Air carriers are considering raising airfares after the government raised the environment surcharge from VND1,000 to VND3,000 for every liter of petrol.

Will Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi be sold?

VietNamNet Bridge – There are two scenarios for Noi Bai International Airport: it will be either sold or transferred to private investors under fixed-time concession contracts.

Crude oil price plummets, airfare remains sky-high

VietNamNet Bridge – The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has urged airlines to reconsider their airfare policies amid a sharp fall in crude oil prices.

Tourism promotion: no money, no proper solution

VietNamNet Bridge – Lacking money is considered the biggest problem of Vietnam in organizing tourism promotion campaigns.