Update news aviation sector
2020 was a disastrous year for the aviation and tourism industries, which were hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam has warned that Vietnamese people who have been stuck in foreign countries due to the pandemic and wish to get back home should watch out for fake advertisements for tickets on repatriation flights.
To offset the decline in revenue from international flights, airlines have been trying to exploit more domestic air routes.
The members of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council all agree that it is necessary for the State to help state-owned Vietnam Airlines overcome difficulties caused by Covid-19.
Airlines restored most of the domestic flight network after the social distancing campaign ended, and is considering resuming international flights with countries that have controlled COVID-19 well.
Activities at large airports such as Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat as well as local airports have become busy again thanks to domestic flights.
Vietnam’s airlines have halted providing flights on most international air routes because of the Covid-19 crisis. This is causing big losses to air carriers and land service companies.
The Transport Ministry has requested the suspension of the transport of Vietnamese from foreign countries to the Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, starting from 0:00am on March 25 to 31.
The initial loss caused by the suspension of flights to and from China for Vietnam’s airlines could be up to VND10 trillion.
To reach higher levels of prosperity, Vietnam is encouraged to strengthen transport connectivity to seize international trade opportunities, as well as integrate deeper into world markets.
Indonesian airlines have served 21 million passengers fewer than they did in 2018, said Chaikal Nuryakin, Head of the Digital Economy and Behavioral Economics Research Division at the University of Indonesia.
VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam’s aviation sector needs a breakthrough in human resources, especially when airlines are expanding their fleets, launching new routes and preparing for their initial public offerings (IPO).
Vietnam’s aviation sector posted single-digit growth in terms of passenger number in the challenging year 2012 when macro-economic woes forced individual and corporate passengers to tighten their purse strings.