Government formally approves Long Thanh international airport

vietnamnet 16/11/2020    15:48 GMT+7

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has approved the first phase of the Long Thanh International Airport in the southern province of Dong Nai.

A rendering of the proposed Long Thanh International Airport in the southern province of Dong Nai. – Photo courtesy of Airports Corporation of Vietnam 

The project has four component projects such as headquarters of State management agencies, flight management services, essential airport facilities, and other works.

Major works such as airport buildings, the aircraft apron, passenger terminals, and cargo terminals will be built by the Airport Corporation of Vietnam (ACV), which operates 21 airports across the country.

ACV has to raise funding for the construction.

The first phase of the airport, expected to cost more than US$4.6 billion, is projected to be completed by 2025.

The investment was approved by the National Assembly in 2017, which also issued a resolution on compensation and resettlement of and support for affected individuals and organisations.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc urged Dong Nai Province authorities to hand over the required lands in October so that construction of the airport could begin early next year.

He also set a deadline for assessing cleared land for compensation purposes by the end of this month.

The Ministry of Transport should work closely with the province to promptly resolve all challenges to ensure the project remains on schedule, he said.

The airport work requires more than 5,000ha of land and more than 364ha elsewhere to build two resettlement sites.

Around 4,800 households and 26 organisations are expected to be relocated to make way for it. 

Spread over a total area of more than 5,580ha, the airport will straddle six communes in Long Thanh District. It is expected to cost VNĐ336.63 trillion ($14.47 billion), with the construction divided into three phases. 

In the first phase one runway with a length of 4,000m, taxiways, an apron, and a passenger terminal with other auxiliary works involving a total floor area of ​​373,000 sq.m will be built to serve 25 million passengers and 1.2 million tonnes of cargo each year. 

The airport is expected to have four runways, four passenger terminals and other auxiliary works to ensure a capacity of 100 million passengers and 5 million tonnes of cargo a year by 2040. 

Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCM City, the country’s largest, has been seriously overloaded for years, both in the air and on the ground.

The Ministry of Transport said Long Thanh International Airport is a key national project that would have a significant impact on the southern key economic region.  VNS

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Vietnam Airlines wants $500 mln government bailout

By Anh Tu   VnExpress July 14, 2020 | 03:00 pm GMT+7

Vietnam Airlines wants $500 mln government bailout

A Vietnam Airlines aircraft at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi. Photo by Shutterstock/Cesare Palma.

Vietnam Airlines is seeking an urgent VND12 trillion ($518 million) bailout from the government as the coronavirus continues to hit its revenues.

It is likely to report a loss of VND13 trillion ($561 million) this year, with revenues falling by half from last year to around VND50 trillion ($2.2 billion), CEO Duong Tri Thanh said at a meeting on Monday.

It has stopped all regular international flights since April when it operated only four domestic flights a day on average.

In June the number of passengers rose to 84 percent of the number a year earlier. “Since 1975 there has never been fewer flights in Vietnam’s skies,” he said, referring to the year the Vietnam War ended.

He expected the domestic market to recover to pre-pandemic levels only by the end of 2021, and the international market a year later.

Government advisors said at the meeting that other options to rescue the airline include issuing more shares to existing shareholders or allowing investment by sovereign fund State Capital Investment Corporation.

One of them, Nguyen Dinh Cung, said many other governments have bailed out airlines and Vietnam should do the same.

Thanh said Vietnam Airlines has taken up the issue of funding with All Nippon Airways, which owns a 8.6 percent stake in it, but since the Japanese carrier is also in trouble it cannot provide loans now.

In Vietnam, the aviation industry has been among the hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Airlines served 14.6 million passengers in the first six months, down 46 percent year-on-year, according to the General Statistics Office.

Vietnam blocks new airlines until 2022 despite market duopoly

Nikkei

Hanoi prioritizes existing carriers Vietnam Air and VietJet

A Jetstar Pacific plane at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi: Qantas Airways plans to sell its stake in the carrier to joint venture partner Vietnam Airlines.   © Reuters

HANOI — Vietnam plans to freeze approval for new entries to the airline industry until 2022, a move that threatens to solidify the virtual duopoly already in place.

The chilled business climate caused by the novel coronavirus makes supporting existing airlines the top priority, Transport Minister Nguyen Van The said.

Currently five commercial airlines operate within Vietnam, but two top players dominate the market. With Australia’s Qantas Airways offloading its 30% stake in Jetstar Pacific, a joint venture with Vietnam Airlines, the state’s move to block additional competition has raised concerns about higher ticket prices. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam blocks new airlines until 2022 despite market duopoly”

Work begins on first resettlement area for Long Thanh Airport

By Phuoc Tuan   April 20, 2020 | 04:04 pm GMT+7

Work begins on first resettlement area for Long Thanh Airport

An artist’s impression of the Loc An – Binh Son resettlement area for residents affected by the Long Thanh International Airport project in Dong Nai Province. Photo by VnExpress/Phuoc Tuan.

Work began Monday on a 280 hectare resettlement area for the Long Thanh International Airport project, with residents set to receive their land lots in August.

The Loc An – Binh Son resettlement area, located in the southern province of Dong Nai, where the new airport is to be built, consists of over 5,000 land lots for 29,000 residents.

Dong Nai authorities will build roads, utilities, schools, markets, community centers and religious facilities before handling the land lots to residents to construct their own houses.

The first 700 households are set to receive their land lots in August.

This is the first of two resettlement areas that will be built for residents affected by the Long Thanh Airport project.

Tiếp tục đọc “Work begins on first resettlement area for Long Thanh Airport”

Congestion in aviation infrastructure needs resolving

SGGP

Does aviation industry develop too rapidly? Are flight tickets sold lower than cost prices? Why does authority continue to grant permission for new airlines enterprises while infrastructure is overloading? These were hot issues that received special attention at the talk ‘ Vietnam Aviation Industry: Opportunities and Challenges’ held by the Ministry of Transportation on December 11 in Hanoi.

Tan Son Nhat Airport has been overloading and waiting for upgrading and expansion. (Photo: SGGP)

Tan Son Nhat Airport has been overloading and waiting for upgrading and expansion. (Photo: SGGP)

Tiếp tục đọc “Congestion in aviation infrastructure needs resolving”

Why Vietnam Needs Six Airlines

Ralph Jennings

Vietnam already supports five operating commercial airlines and a sixth is on the way. That’s because so many of the country’s newly minted middle class is literally going places.

Vietnam’s civil aviation authority estimates air passenger traffic will reach 131 million by 2020 following average growth of 16% last year and this year. By 2030, the authority expects 280 million civilian air trips per year.

“All the airplanes are full. The Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh trip is packed every day,” says Mike Lynch, managing director with SSI Institutional Brokerage in Ho Chi Minh City. “They put up airlines and they just fill right up.” Tiếp tục đọc “Why Vietnam Needs Six Airlines”

Vietnam considers Swedish loans to build largest airport

NOV 26, 2019 / 11:09 Nguyen Tung

The Hanoitimes – A Swedish state-owned entity proposed a commercial loan of over US$1 billion for the construction of Long Thanh airport, the would-be largest of its kind in Vietnam.

Vietnam is considering Sweden’s loans to build Long Thanh International Airport and develop the air traffic control activities, according to Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Vu Dai Thang.

 Illustrative photo.

Long Thanh International Airport is in need of huge investment capital, for which financial support from other countries, including Vietnam’s development partners such as Sweden, is very important, said Thang at a conference held last week discussing the financial mechanism for Long Thanh airport. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam considers Swedish loans to build largest airport”

These are the world’s ‘most excellent’ airlines for 2020, according to AirlineRatings.com

TĐH: Where are Vietnam Airlines and Viet Jet? Vietnam Airline, try hard, OK? I am embarrassed by Viet Jet! Come on, world! Fly our airline, Vietnamese women have great bodies. Look at them in bikini! Better than beer ôm and coffee ôm. Think about our women’s bodies while you fly with us. You will realize that our women have greatest bodies in the world.

That is surely a good way to get money from men with hormone at the level of teenager. It embarrasses both Vietnamese women and men. And looks like the driving force behind all this is a woman too. Is she a real woman, or a sick male chauvinist in disguise? Or she is simply sick by obsession with money making? Wow, money, mony, money! Such a great driving force of human psyche!

Francesca Street, CNN • Published 25th November 2019

How Long Thanh airport will be built

By Ta Lu, Doan Loan   November 18, 2019 | 12:33 pm GMT+7 VnExpress

Long Thanh International Airport in the southern Dong Nai Province will have an annual capacity of 25 million passengers when built in 2025.

Phía sau bề nổi “bùng nổ” của thị trường hàng không

Sự phát triển nóng của ngành hàng không hẳn là điều đáng mừng mà chỉ có việc cải tiến chất lượng dịch vụ, giảm giá thành mới giúp thị trường tăng trưởng ổn định. Ảnh minh họa: Yên Minh

TBKTSG Online by Ngọc Lan 16/7/2019, 07:50

Sự tăng trưởng mạnh mẽ của thị trường du lịch trong những năm gần đây đã trở thành cơ sở để Hiệp hội Vận tải hàng không quốc tế (IATA) dự báo Việt Nam sẽ là thị trường hàng không phát triển nhanh thứ 5 thế giới và nhanh nhất trong khu vực Đông Nam Á. Thế nhưng, phía sau sự tăng trưởng bùng nổ của ngành hàng không là những nút thắt về cơ sở hạ tầng và nhân lực. Tiếp tục đọc “Phía sau bề nổi “bùng nổ” của thị trường hàng không”

“Trị” cạnh tranh không lành mạnh trong hàng không cách nào?

30/06/2019 07:41

(NLĐO)- Cạnh tranh trong hàng không là cần thiết để tránh thế độc quyền, song cạnh tranh quá mức, cạnh tranh không lành mạnh thì không hay và gây ra nhiều hệ quả, trong đó có vấn đề an toàn.

Hệ quả khó lường

Thủ tướng Nguyễn Xuân Phúc trong một cuộc họp về hàng không mới đây nhận định thời gian qua, ngành hàng không Việt Nam đã khởi sắc với việc ra đời của các hãng hàng không mới, tạo sự cạnh tranh có lợi cho khách hàng. Tuy nhiên, Thủ tướng lưu ý một số bất cập nảy sinh có nguy cơ uy hiếp an ninh, an toàn hàng không, chất lượng dịch vụ chưa đảm bảo và bắt đầu có hiện tượng cạnh tranh không lành mạnh.

Trị cạnh tranh không lành mạnh trong hàng không cách nào? - Ảnh 1.

Ngành hàng không Việt Nam đã khởi sắc song bắt đầu có hiện tượng cạnh tranh không lành mạnh – Ảnh: PH Tiếp tục đọc ““Trị” cạnh tranh không lành mạnh trong hàng không cách nào?”

Vietnam among world’s top fastest emerging aviation markets

Last update 10:58 | 12/03/2019

Airport Council International (ACI), a non-profit organization representing the world’s airports, has just named Vietnam the number one market on its 10 fastest emerging aviation markets.

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Vietnam is expected to see an increase of 7.8%, which can be accounted for in the thriving tourism industry, Vietnam is a prime spot for many travellers. As the demand for electrics refuses to diminish, Vietnam will continue with its growth, with its largest industry being electronics, ACI said.

On the list, Vietnam is followed by India, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, China, Phillippines, Indonesia, Colombia, Mexico, Malaysia. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam among world’s top fastest emerging aviation markets”

Hàng không Việt Nam đạt điều kiện mở đường bay thẳng tới Mỹ

14/02/2019 22:30 GMT+7
TTO – Chiều mai (15-2), Cục Hàng không Việt Nam sẽ nhận chứng nhận đạt năng lực giám sát an toàn hàng không mức 1 (CAT 1) của Cục Hàng không liên bang Hoa Kỳ.

Hàng không Việt Nam đạt điều kiện mở đường bay thẳng tới Mỹ - Ảnh 1.

Theo thông tin từ Vietnam Airlines, hãng này đang lên kế hoạch mở đường bay thẳng tới Mỹ – Ảnh: TUẤN PHÙNG

Đây là điều kiện bắt buộc để các hãng hàng không Việt Nam mở đường bay tới Hoa Kỳ..

Theo nguồn tin của Tuổi Trẻ Online, dự kiến lúc 14h ngày mai (15-2), Đại sứ Hoa Kỳ tại Việt Nam sẽ làm việc với Bộ trưởng Bộ GTVT Nguyễn Văn Thể để thông báo kết quả đánh giá của Cục Hàng không liên bang Hoa Kỳ (FAA) về năng lực giám sát an toàn hàng không của Cục Hàng không Việt Nam được FAA thực hiện vào cuối năm 2018. Tiếp tục đọc “Hàng không Việt Nam đạt điều kiện mở đường bay thẳng tới Mỹ”

Vietnam-US direct flight plan delayed until 2020

Last update 17:00 | 02/10/2018

Vietnam-US direct flight plan delayed until 2020

The Ministry of Transportation is collecting comments on the draft of a plan to enhance aviation connectivity with tourist markets.

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Direct flights between Vietnam and US to open in 2020.

National carrier Vietnam Airlines will only launch direct air service to the United States in 2020, two years later than a prime minister-approved plan, according to the transport ministry’s new draft plan, VnEconomy reported. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam-US direct flight plan delayed until 2020”

Sân bay “chật” bó giấc mơ bay – 5 kỳ

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Sân bay “chật” bó giấc mơ bay (Kỳ I): Nở rộ các hãng hàng không mới

ENTERNEWS.VN Theo đánh giá của Hiệp hội Vận tải hàng không quốc tế (IATA), Việt Nam là thị trường hàng không phát triển nhanh, xếp thứ 7 trong những thị trường phát triển nhanh nhất thế giới.

Tại Việt Nam, nhu cầu đi lại bằng đường hàng không ngày một tăng cao, và bởi thế, những sân bay vừa xây xong đã chật rất phổ biến.

p/Các hãng hàng không tại sân bay Tân Sơn Nhất mở tối đa các quầy dịch vụ làm thủ tục để hạn chế việc ùn ứ của khách hàng. Ảnh: CÔNG TRUNG Các hãng hàng không tại sân bay Tân Sơn Nhất mở tối đa các quầy dịch vụ làm thủ tục để hạn chế việc ùn ứ của khách hàng. Ảnh: CÔNG TRUNG Tiếp tục đọc “Sân bay “chật” bó giấc mơ bay – 5 kỳ”