Vietnam will need an estimated VND400 trillion (US$17.6 billion) for investment in airports from now until 2030, under a master plan for airport development during the 2021-2030 period, with a view to 2050.
The ministry said it would base on the recovery and development of aviation after the COVID-19 pandemic to have full research on the location of the second airport in the city.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has rejected proposals by Ha Giang, Bac Giang, Ninh Binh, Binh Phuoc and Ha Tinh provinces to build new airports in their localities or develop their military airports into mixed-use facilities.
The Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCM City is adding more staff, opening early check-in counters, and using all available security scanners to reduce increasing congestion at the site.
The development of the airport network depends on socio-economic conditions, not just on localities’ proposals.
HCM City’s authorities are testing arrivals from three major airports in the north (Noi Bai in Hanoi, Van Don in Quang Ninh province and Cat Bi in Hai Phong) as tens of thousands of passengers are returning after the Lunar New Year holiday.
Ninh Binh proposed the Ministry of Transport (MoT) to add an airport in the province to the national airport planning in the 2021- 2030 period, with a vision toward 2050.
The runway 25R/07L of Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport and the runway 1B of Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport were put into use again after upgrading on January 10 afternoon.
Vietnam will spend VND365.1 trillion (US$15.7 billion) between now and 2030 to expand existing airports or build new airports, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV).
The Government Office has asked the Ministry of Transport to consider a proposal by Ninh Thuan Province to use a military airport also for commercial purposes.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam has approved a plan to shut the runways and taxiways at HCMC’s Tan Son Nhat airport and Hanoi’s Noi Bai airport for repair and upgrade starting from July 1,
State management agencies are at a loss in finding suitable capital for improving the runways at Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat international airports.
The Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) has asked airlines to inform all passengers on the requirement to fill in electronic health declaration forms before boarding flights to Vietnam, starting from 6:00 am on March 7.
Those who enter Vietnam from the Republic of Korea (RoK) have been officially required to fill out medical declaration forms amid the increase of COVID-19 cases in the East Asian country, according to the Ministry of Health.
The combined capacity of the 22 airports in Vietnam is just equal to that of one single airport like Changi in Singapore, Suvarnabhumi in Thailand or KLIA in Malaysia.
A Swedish state-owned entity proposed a commercial loan of over US$1 billion for the construction of Long Thanh airport, the would-be largest of its kind in Vietnam.
The booming aviation sector in Việt Nam needs investment from the private sector to ensure that it has adequate airport infrastructure for continued...