Vietravel Airlines picks Italian pilot as deputy general director

Vietnam Travel Airlines Co., Ltd, or Vietravel Airlines, on November 4 announced the appointment of Livio Arizzi, an Italian pilot, as the firm’s deputy general director as part of its airline establishment plan.

Vietravel Airlines picks Italian pilot as deputy general director

Aircraft are parked at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCMC. Vietravel Airlines has named Italian pilot Livio Arizzi as deputy general director 

Arizzi, with over 20,000 flying hours under his belt, will be in charge of the department of international relations at Vietravel Airlines, the local media reported.

Earlier, Vietravel Airlines appointed several senior executives to various positions.

The firm expects to employ foreign pilots in the initial period rather than wooing pilots from other domestic carriers, reducing pressure on Vietnam’s human resources.

Arizzi noted that he would be responsible for seeking and buying aircraft and for employing eligible foreign pilots for the airline’s upcoming operations.

Vu Duc Bien, general director of Vietravel Airlines, confirmed that the airline’s application for an air transport business license was on schedule. The application for the license was sent to the relevant ministries and departments and to the prime minister for approval.

The firm plans to launch its maiden flight in November next year.

Vietravel Airlines will be developed as an airline associated with the tourism industry, mainly operating chartered flights, Bien said.

Vietnam currently has a number of operational airlines such as Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet, Jetstar Pacific, Bamboo Airways and Vasco, so there is great potential for the growth of the sector, Bien stressed, adding that Thailand and other countries in the region have 10 to 20 airlines each.

 

Vietnam’s current carriers are constantly expanding their flight networks and purchasing more aircraft.

Vietnam Airlines has launched its latest services on the Bangkok-Danang and Phuket-HCMC routes.

Meanwhile, Vietjet and aircraft manufacturer Airbus have signed a contract for 20 brand new A321XLR aircraft, making Vietjet one of the first carriers in the world to operate Airbus’ newest long-range jetliner when the first of the aircraft arrive in 2023.

A report released at the Boeing Airline Planning Workshop Vietnam 2019 by Boeing Company highlighted that Asia is the world’s largest aviation market, with strong growth projected in Southeast Asia and South Asia.

In the Southeast Asian region, Vietnam took the lead in the 2014-2018 period, with average growth of 20.5% in passenger volume and 13.2% in cargo volume.

Some 120 million passengers and 2.5 million tons of cargo are expected to pass through the country’s airports by 2020. SGT

More airlines join market, Vietnam need more flight supervisors

More airlines join market, Vietnam need more flight supervisors

With more airlines joining the market and airlines’ fleets expanding, there are concerns that there will not be enough flight supervisors.

Airlines argue about airfare listings

Airlines argue about airfare listings

Vietnam Airlines said that it is fully complying with current regulations on listing airfares which include information about air ticket prices, taxes, fees and charges.

 
 

Other News

.
Vietnam imports rice from India for first time
Vietnam imports rice from India for first time
BUSINESSicon  08/01/2021 

Vietnam’s rice output is more than enough to satisfy domestic demand, but country is importing rice from India to use mostly for animal feed.

New entity to invigorate Vietnam’s stock markets
New entity to invigorate Vietnam’s stock markets
BUSINESSicon  07/01/2021 

With general optimism well-founded for Vietnam’s stock market building in the past year, there is now significant anticipation for 2021 with the arrival of a new entity to run the country’s exchanges.

High expectations laid out through fresh policy move
High expectations laid out through fresh policy move
BUSINESSicon  08/01/2021 

Three amended key laws on securities, enterprises, and investment have now come into force.

Stage set for scale-up of nation’s rice
Stage set for scale-up of nation’s rice
FEATUREicon  07/01/2021 

Vietnam’s rice processing and trading have overcome the difficulties caused by the ongoing pandemic to acquire the export turnover of over $3 billion in 2020, a record in the past nine years, with exporters remaining bullish over future prospects.

4% inflation target set for 2021 within reach: experts
4% inflation target set for 2021 within reach: experts
BUSINESSicon  07/01/2021 

Vietnam is likely to meet its target of reining in inflation at a rate of below 4% in 2021, although experts warn that unfavourable factors could impact market fluctuations.

Vietnamese billionaires’ net worth increases after battling headwinds of 2020
Vietnamese billionaires’ net worth increases after battling headwinds of 2020
BUSINESSicon  07/01/2021 

2020 was a difficult year for the global economy including Viet Nam, but some Vietnamese billionaires still saw their net asset value increase.

Disbursement of public investment at record since 2016, still misses Gov’t target
Disbursement of public investment at record since 2016, still misses Gov’t target
BUSINESSicon  07/01/2021 

The disbursement of public investment was estimated at VND398 trillion as of the end of December, meeting 82.8 per cent of the Government’s plan – the highest rate in the 2016-20 period, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment.

Vietnamese dragonfruit needs to find new export markets: Experts
Vietnamese dragonfruit needs to find new export markets: Experts
BUSINESSicon  07/01/2021 

In the first 11 months of this year dragonfruit exports fell by 10 per cent because of the COVID-19 pandemic but still dominated Vietnamese fruit exports with shipments of more than US$1 billion.

Fintech forecast to be robust this year, driven by the creation of regulatory sandbox
Fintech forecast to be robust this year, driven by the creation of regulatory sandbox
BUSINESSicon  07/01/2021 

The regulatory sandbox for financial technology (fintech) which is expected to be created this year, coupled with efforts to promote the use of digital financial services, are expected to accelerate the development of fintech in Vietnam.

Brexit deal met with relief across Europe
Brexit deal met with relief across Europe
BUSINESSicon  07/01/2021 

After four long years of debate, negotiation, elections, and more debate, the United Kingdom has finally and officially left the European Union. 

Party congress to highlight critical role of private sector
Party congress to highlight critical role of private sector
FEATUREicon  07/01/2021 

Vietnam’s development outlook is set to be formulated over the next few weeks when the 13th National Party Congress takes place in Hanoi, 

Country’s IT groups pioneering in digital transformation efforts
Country’s IT groups pioneering in digital transformation efforts
BUSINESSicon  06/01/2021 

The Vietnamese IT market has seen a strong increase in digital products, platforms, and services in 2020, with many gaining bolder steps in domestic and international markets.

Building a modern Vietnam for all
Building a modern Vietnam for all
FEATUREicon  06/01/2021 

The Vietnamese economy has been witnessing tremendous achievements over the past few decades under the sound policies and strategies by the government and the great contributions of the planning and investment sector. 

Cash flows to Vietnam, more young people start up businesses
Cash flows to Vietnam, more young people start up businesses
FEATUREicon  07/01/2021 

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted investment flow into Vietnam’s startups, but for venture funds, Vietnam is still considered a priority market in Southeast Asia in 2021.

Investment funds beat the market in 2020
Investment funds beat the market in 2020
BUSINESSicon  06/01/2021 

2020 marked an unexpectedly successful year for big investment funds in Vietnam, with Pyn Elite Fund having the best performance.

Over 14 billion USD mobilised through G-bond auctions at HNX in 2020
Over 14 billion USD mobilised through G-bond auctions at HNX in 2020
BUSINESSicon  06/01/2021 

Nearly VND324 trillion (over $14 billion) was mobilised through G-bond auctions at the Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX) in 2020, accounting for 108 percent of the set plan.

VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS JANUARY 7
VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS JANUARY 7
BUSINESSicon  07/01/2021 

Handicrafts target $5 billion in export value by 2025

Vietnam heads towards modern, integrated agriculture
Vietnam heads towards modern, integrated agriculture
BUSINESSicon  06/01/2021 

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong talks about measures to promote modern agricultural development.

After fast growth, domestically assembled cars face downtrend
After fast growth, domestically assembled cars face downtrend
BUSINESSicon  06/01/2021 

The year 2020 witnessed many ups and downs of the car market. In H1, demand dropped dramatically because of Covid-19, but in H2, cars sold well thanks to the preferential vehicle registration tax.

Digitizing traditional markets – $10 billion potential
Digitizing traditional markets – $10 billion potential
FEATUREicon  06/01/2021 

Traditional markets and groceries still hold the largest share of the consumer retail market, but new business models are scrambling for a piece of the pie.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN