Vietnam’s airlines have so far this year transported 54.7 million passengers and 435,000 tonnes of cargo, respectively 11.4 percent and 7.6 percent higher than the figures last year.
Vietnam’s airlines have so far this year transported 54.7 million passengers and 435,000 tonnes of cargo, respectively, 11.4 percent and 7.6 percent higher than the figures last year.
Speaking at a conference in Hanoi, Cuong further said as of last month, their fleet was 212 aircraft, 44 more than in 2018. This year also saw to presence of one more carrier, the Bamboo Airways.
By the last day of November, their airlines had conducted over 295,000 flights, 9.4 percent more than 2018, of which 255,000 were on time and 699 cancelled. Bamboo Airways tops the list of punctuality with 94 percent, followed by Vasco, Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air and Jetstar Pacific with respective rates of 93.4 percent, 88.9 percent, 83 percent and 81.2 percent.
The official further said that the authority has asked the airlines to take punctuality as a priority in their efforts to improve the quality of their services next year.
Besides, it will intensify the application of science and technology so as to raise the capacity of the airport system, Cuong added.
Vietnam’s aircraft fleet expands 3.5 times last decade
Vietnam’s fleet of aircraft expanded 3.5 times over the last decade, Director of the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam Dinh Viet Thang told a recent seminar on Vietnam’s aviation industry in Hanoi.
The seminar on opportunities and challenges of Vietnam’s aviation industry was held by the Ministry of Transport on December 11.
From 2008 – 2019, the industry saw impressive growth, Thang said, with the number of passengers and volume of cargo experiencing 5.2-fold and 3.2-fold increases, respectively. The number of domestic and international flights grew by 2.4 times and 2.44 times, respectively, he continued.
Such rapid growth corresponds to the development of the economy and promotes competitiveness in the industry which benefits passgeners, he said././.VNA
The Hanoi-based Noi Bai International Airport will be expanded to serve 100 million passengers per year, becoming more suitable to the development space of Hanoi and minimising impacts on related planning schemes.
The joint-venture between the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and Air France (AF) carried nearly 625,000 passengers during 2018 and nine months of 2019, which is expected to surpass 711,000 later this year.