return icon

CAAV asks airlines to stop selling more tickets than seating capacity

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has ordered Vietnam Airlines, VietJet Air and Bamboo Airways to ensure that the number of air tickets being sold does not outnumber the confirmed take-off and landing slots.


A view of a local airport. CAAV has asked local airlines to stop selling an excessive number of tickets – PHOTO: VNA



On checking and monitoring the ticket sale activities of local airlines, the authority found some of them were selling tickets that exceeded the number of confirmed slots, VietnamPlus news site reported.

CAAV will not issue a license for aviation transport if these airlines continue selling an excessive number of air tickets.

Statistics from the authority indicated that between January 27 and February 26, local airlines will focus on operating domestic air routes.

Over 1,000 domestic flights will be launched each day on average during the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday, or Tet, up 28% year-on-year, with up to 1,200 daily flights on peak days.

Vietnam Airlines and the Vietnam Air Services Company will operate 379 daily flights and 504 flights on peak days, up 35.5% and 31%, respectively, compared to the previous Tet.

Low-cost carrier Vietjet will launch 371 flights per day on average and 375 flights on peak days, while Bamboo Airways will operate 180 daily flights and 190 flights on peak days.

Pacific Airlines is set to operate 124 flights per day and 130 flights on peak days, 25% and 28%, respectively, against last Tet, while newcomer Vietravel Airlines will operate 16 daily flights.

Besides day flights, the local airlines will also increase the number of night flights to 140-150 per day.

CAAV advised passengers to purchase air tickets through the local airlines’ websites or authorized outlets to avoid buying fake tickets.

Passengers should arrive at airports wearing face masks two hours before the departure of flights to complete check-in procedures and make medical declarations. SGT



Aviation sector: trying to survive the storm of 2020

Aviation sector: trying to survive the storm of 2020

2020 was a disastrous year for the aviation and tourism industries, which were hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Aviation industry forecast to face a hard year in 2021

Aviation industry forecast to face a hard year in 2021

Despite a recovery in the final months of this year, the aviation industry is forecast to face further difficulties in 2021.


Credit package for social housing not as productive as hoped

Few have benefited from the VND15 trillion credit package for social housing as there is a limited supply of low-cost homes.


More effective tax collection of e-commerce necessary


Cultural industry to contribute 10% of Hanoi’s GRDP by 2045

Authority warns of scam South Korea labour export programmes

The Department of Overseas Labour under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs have warned about scams targeting people who want to work in technical occupations in South Korea.

Textile firms call for favourable policies amid pessimistic prospects

With a pessimistic outlook for the second half of 2022, textile firms are calling for favourable governmental policies to turn their situation around.

Enterprises ignoring waste management to face penalty

Enterprises that are required to manage their waste and have yet to fulfill their payment obligations will be inspected, with a possible fine of up to VND2 billion for violations.

Favorable conditions pledged for Qatar’s funds, enterprises

Competent Vietnamese agencies are willing to create favorable conditions for Qatar’s investment funds and enterprises to seek investment opportunities in the country.

Woman posing for Tiktok video at Phu Quoc airport banned from flying for six months

The head of the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam Dinh Viet Thang has decided to issue a flight ban on a woman posing for a TikTok video at the Phu Quoc Airport tarmac for six months.

“1,000 public employees quitting jobs each month is inaccurate data”: HCM City

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Home Affairs says the information that 6,177 public employees quit their jobs in the first half of 2022 is incorrect. These are actually statistics from January 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022.

Gov't sets up six working groups to inspect disbursement of public investment capital

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has tasked six working groups to inspect disbursement of public investment capital in 41 ministries, state agencies and 18 localities where disbursement is below the national average rate of 34.47 percent as of July 31.

Vietnam to mobilise $360 billion for sustainable development targets

Vietnam needs to mobilise $360 billion for implementing its green and sustainable development targets by 2030.

Vietnam to make Apple Watch, MacBook for first time

Apple is in talks to make Apple Watches and MacBooks in Vietnam for the first time as the US tech giant looks to diversify production away from China, Nikkei Asia reported.

Japanese firm buys 35.1% stake at Vietnam’s power company

JERA Inc., a power generation company of Japan, has signed a deal to buy a 35.1% stake at Vietnam’s Gia Lai Electricity JSC (GEC) to tap the Southeast Asian nation's growing demand for electricity and further its own decarbonisation efforts.

Goalkeeper Dang Van Lam officially signs contract with Binh Dinh

Goalkeeper Dang Van Lam has signed a three-year contract with Binh Dinh FC and is expected to play his first match for his new team in the V.League 1 this weekend.

Vietnam faces shortage of Protamine sulfate

The Drug Administration of Vietnam (DAV) has sent a letter to provincial and municipal departments of health, hospitals and drug importers, asking them to supply information on stocks of Protamine sulfate.