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A Vietnam Airlines flight attendant has been detained for allegedly smuggling cigarettes.

Overloaded infrastructure hinders development of Vietnamese aviation industry

The combined capacity of the 22 airports in Vietnam is just equal to that of one single airport like Changi in Singapore, Suvarnabhumi in Thailand or KLIA in Malaysia.

Air transport business requirements amended for newcomers

The Government has issued a new decree, amending air transport business requirements to create favorable conditions for enterprises to penetrate the sector.

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.


Former Vietnam Airlines executive to be CEO of Vinpearl Air

Phan Xuan Duc, former deputy general director of the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines, has been named chief executive officer of Vinpearl Air, which was recently established by Vingroup.


New air routes to take off in May

Several airlines are to open additional domestic and international air routes to popular destinations across Asia ahead of the start of the tourism season this summer.


Stop-over charter flights proposed for Van Don Airport

 Newly-operated Van Don International Airport in the northern province of Quang Ninh is seeking the Ministry of Transport’s permission for serving stop-over charter flights.


Airlines launch new routes to meet passengers’ increasing travel demands

Budget airline Jetstar Pacific announced on April 9 the opening of three new air routes connecting Da Nang city with Vinh city, Thanh Hoa province, and Phu Quoc island in Kien Giang province.


Japan investment to take off

Japan’s ANA Holdings would officially become a strategic investor of Vietnam’s flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines under a deal expected to be signed during Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s working visit to Japan this  week.

No big changes expected for Vietnam’s aviation market

 VietNamNet Bridge – The domestic aviation market will have no major changes in the next four years, despite the appearance of two newcomers Vietstar Airlines and Skyviet.

VN banks ploughing money into aviation sector

The Vietnam Technological and Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Techcombank) will pick up a 49 per cent stake in VASCO after committing to inject VND147 billion (US$6.53 million) into the restructured carrier.

Tet holiday air ticket sales vibrant

 Airlines have offered a number of promotional programmes as well as increasing more flights in order to serve demand on the occasion of the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday.

Low-income earners travel by air as aviation market competes on fares

 VietNamNet Bridge - To gain market dominance, domestic airlines have to compete on fares but they also have to face extreme problem of profit margins.

Australia arrests woman selling invalid tickets to hundreds of VN students

 Australian police in Sydney arrested a woman on January 13 for allegedly selling fake airline tickets to overseas Vietnamese students through Facebook.

VietJet, VN Airlines test new Hanoi-HCM City route

VietJet Air and Vietnam Airlines have joined forces to test a new flight path over parts of Laos and Cambodia that would greatly reduce flight time between Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport and Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat Airport.

VN Airlines pumps $25m into Jetstar Pacific

 Vietnamese national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines poured nearly US$25 million into low-cost carrier Jetstar Pacific, retaining its position as a leading shareholder with 69 per cent.