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Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet fear they may lose market share to newcomers

Both Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet have had to change their policy on air tickets for the 2020 Tet season because of the presence of Bamboo Airways, a ‘rookie’ in the aviation market.

More airlines are operating, but challenges lie ahead

Six airlines have licenses to operate, while two airlines have applied for licenses at state management agencies.

Airlines cancel flights amid storm Mun

Many flights have been cancelled or delayed on July 3 and 4 due to the storm Mun.


Airlines, railways and buses add transport capacity for holidays

Vietnam Airlines will have an additional 78,000 seats on international and domestic routes during the Reunification Day and Labour Day holidays.


Airlines expand fleets, but aviation infrastructure still inadequate

VietNamNet Bridge - Air carriers have bought more next-generation aircraft as a part of their expansion plans, but infrastructure has not caught up with the expansion rate.

The corporations behind new private airline ventures

VietNamNet Bridge - Private Vietnamese air carriers are the leading corporations in the field of tourism and resort real estate. Sovico Holdings has Vietjet, Thien Minh Group has Hai Au, and FLC is moving ahead with Bamboo Airways project. 

Why does AirAsia want to enter Vietnam despite three failed attempts?

VietNamNet Bridge - Teaming up with local airlines to set up a joint venture is expected to help Air Asia obtain a high aviation market share in the region.

Expansion of ban on larger electronics on airlines likely: U.S.

 U.S. Homeland Security chief John Kelly has not made a final decision on extending a ban on larger electronic devices on airplanes, but the department still believes an expansion is likely,

Airlines told to prep for holidays

 VietNamNet Bridge – 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).

EU plans to relax rules on airlines' transatlantic wet leasing deals

 The European Commission wants to scrap restrictions placed on EU airlines leasing planes and crew from U.S. carriers, to resolve a long-standing dispute between the two sides.

Airlines and railways offer generous discounts to lure southbound tourists

Vietnamese air carriers Vietjet Air and Vietnam Airlines, and Saigon Railway Transport Joint Stock Company (JSC) have just unveiled their promotion programs that allow passengers to enjoy fare discounts of up to 98%

Vietnamese air carriers warned they may lose in home market

VietNamNet Bridge - With high growth in the domestic market, Vietnamese airlines saw their international market share decreasing sharply in the first six months of the year. 

Will Vietnam redraw the world’s aviation market map?

VietNamnet Bridge - With a powerful fleet which has been expanding recently, Vietnam is expected to play a role in the international aviation market.

From green slime to jet fuel: algae offers airlines a cleaner future

 As airlines struggle to find cleaner ways to power jets and with an industry-wide meeting on CO2 emissions just months away, scientists are busy growing algae in vast open tanks at an Airbus site at Ottobrun, near Munich.

Airlines order many aircraft, ACV concerned about infrastructure burden

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.

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 Airlines, coach operators to add services on holiday, State leader hails contributions by former volunteers in Laos, Vietnam, China localities enhance tourism cooperation, Thousands protest against polluting company in Ninh Binh

Fewer flight cancellations recorded in first six months

 VietNamNet Bridge – Airlines operated 96,022 flights in the first six months of this year, Civil Aviation Authority of Viet Nam (CAAV) head Lai Xuan Thanh said.

Vietnam to require two people in cockpit

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.

Airlines across the world to change safety policies

 Airlines across the world have begun requiring two crew members to always be present in the cockpit, in the wake of the French Alps crash.

Vietjet launches air cargo service

VietNamNet Bridge -– Low-cost airline Vietjet Air today introduced its affiliate company, Vietjet Air Cargo, which will provide global air-cargo transport services.