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Transport Ministry wants to turn ACV into wholly state-owned firm

To acquire 100 percent of shares of the Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV), the state will have to buy more than 100 million shares at the price of VND79,000 per share.

Poor airport infrastructure hinders Vietnam’s tourism development

VietNamNet Bridge - The overloading at airports and delays of flights could lead to a drop in tourism, experts say. 

Developing airports: new playing field for billionaires

VietNamNet Bridge - A series of new airport projects and upgrading of existing airports have been suggested with total investment capital of billions of dollars.

Existing airports left idle, new airports built

VietNamNet Bridge - While many airports in the Mekong Delta are still idle, the Ministry of Transport (MOT) is considering building new ones.

Aviation infrastructure overloaded

VietNamNet Bridge - The overloaded infrastructure is a major reason behind the high percentage of canceled and delayed flights.

Central bank sounds alarm after hackers hit Vietnam Airlines, airports

 The State Bank of Vietnam has written to banks, credit institutions and financial organisations, warning them against hackers a day after the websites of Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat airports and Vietnam Airlines were hacked.

CAAV’s plan to build airports in northwest raises controversy

VietNamNet Bridge - Aviation experts believe that it would be a waste to spend VND10 trillion to build three airports in the northwest.

Tan Son Nhat Airport grappling with massive Tet migration

The authority of Tan Son Nhat airport has taken a host of measures, including using tablets for check-in procedure and installing more baggage scanners, to cope with a massive human migration during the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday, or Tet.

Airports to complete disabled access in two years

 VietNamNet Bridge – Although the majority of airports in Viet Nam provide special consideration to disabled passengers, incomplete infrastructure improvements remain, leaving many difficulties in place for those seeking basic transport.

Private investors queue up for aviation infrastructure projects

VietNamNet Bridge - The state’s call for investment in infrastructure projects has received an active response from private investors, according to the Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) report to the Ministry of Transport.

Airports in HCM City, Da Nang eyed for expansion

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Civil Aviation Authority of Viet Nam (CAAV) has announced changes to the master plan for HCM City-based Tan Son Nhat Airport.

Indonesia closes five airports as Mount Raung erupts

Five airports in Indonesia have been shut, including in the tourist hotspot Bali, because of a volcanic eruption, transport officials say.

Investors still awaiting the ‘go-ahead’ for aviation infrastructure projects

VietNamNet Bridge - The government has called for public investment in aviation infrastructure projects, but it has not shown how the investors should approach the projects.

What is luring investors to airport development projects?

VietNamNet Bridge - The natural monopoly that any airport developers can enjoy aamid a fast-growing aviation market have prompted private investors to pour money into airport development. 

Airports, highways must be sold to right investors: experts

 Many experts have given support to the Ministry of Transport's policy of selling operation rights of some airports, seaports and highways to take capital for traffic infrastructure development.

Most airports operate below design capacity in Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam has 22 airports but only Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat International Airport are operating above their design capacity, reported the Airports Corporation of Vietnam.

More airports allowed to open VAT refund counters for foreigners

 VietNamNet Bridge – Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved more international airports and seaports to open counters for value-added tax (VAT) refunds for the goods foreign passport holders buy in Vietnam and bring along with them

Samsung to pour billions of dollars in Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Republic of Korea (RoK) Samsung Group is committed to pumping billions of dollars into the construction of large-scale thermal power plants, shipyards, airports and petrochemical plants in Vietnam.

Fog cancels, delays flights at airports across the nation

 VietNamNet Bridge – Foggy weather caused chaos at many airports nationwide as dozens of flights had to be delayed or cancelled during the busy post-Tet holiday period.

Private airlines purchase more aircraft, Gov't doesn’t build more parking lots

 VietNamNet Bridge – Jetstar Pacific, Vietjet Air and Vietnam Airlines all have been moving ahead with their plans to buy more aircraft to expand the fleets. Meanwhile, parking lots have become overloaded.