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Vietnam Airlines facing fierce competition on direct route to United States

The national carrier of Vietnam, Vietnam Airlines, is getting ready to launch the first direct route between Vietnam and the United States this year. Though nothing has been set in stone, reports indicate that the destination would be either Los Angeles or San Francisco. But Deputy Director of the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV), Vo Huy Cuong, says that they are facing a multitude of challenges, especially with the …

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Israel finalizes Air Transport Agreements with Chile, Uganda, Jordan

The delegation from Israel signed new Air Transport Agreements with numerous countries, making way for direct flights between them and the former. The new agreements were settled during the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Air Services Negotiation Event 2017 held last month in Sri Lanka. During the said event, Israel signed agreements with the U.K., Switzerland, Chile, South Africa, Vietnam, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Tanzania, Uganda and Jordan. A few …

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Vietnam Airlines set to launch direct flight service to United States in 2019

Vietnam Airlines (VNA) General Director Duong Tri Thanh announced that they may be launching the much-anticipated direct air service between Vietnam and the United States in 2019. Thanh said that those carriers that are interested in operating the said flights must first conform this country’s aviation standards. “Vietnam Airlines has made necessary preparations such as aircraft and pilots to open the new route. However, the U.S.’s assessment of management quality …

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Vietnam set to increase airport fees in October

Airport fees in Vietnam are set to be increased in October to offset maintenance costs, boost service quality, and pay back some of the state investments in aviation infrastructure. The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) announced this startling development. Airport taxes for domestic passengers will rise 30% at major airports like Tan Son Nhat, Danang, Cam Ranh, Phu Quoc, and Noi Bai, and 21% at second tier aviation hubs …

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Egypt and Vietnam fast-track cooperation in transportation sector development

Vietnam’s Minister of Transport Trương Quang Nghĩa stressed on the significance of a potential bilateral cooperation between his country and Egypt, in the development of the transportation sector, especially in aviation. Nghĩa met with Egyptian Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, Sahar Nasr and the President of Suez Canal Special Economic Zone, Mahab Manish. Nghĩa conveyed appreciation for the Egyptian Minister’s concerted efforts to hasten cooperation between the two countries. …

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Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport to raise service charges

Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport has announced that they are increasing service charges at airports to make up for the costs of investment in the airport system in a bid to raise the quality of service. Regulation was released last week that indicated that take-off and landing charges would rise by 5% from October 1, 2017 until June 30, 2018, on average. It would actually vary based on rush hours, normal …

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Vietnamese PM pushes for tighter aviation security

Vietnam’s Prime Minister (PM) Nguyen Xuan Phuc appealed to the aviation sector to tighten their security as it is currently considered to be a pressing issue. The requirement was one of six that was noted by the Prime Minister in a message that was relayed to the aviation industry officials during a meeting. In that meeting were the Government working group headed by the Minister – Chairman of the Government …

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ICAO President impressed with rapid development of Vietnam’s civil aviation

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council President Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu has praised the fast rise of Vietnam’s civil aviation and its dedication to upholding flight safety and operational regulations and standards. Aliu was in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi where he was hosted by Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng. Aliu said that the number of flights all over the world will double in the next 15 years with most …

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Vietnam Airlines reconsiders launch period for direct route to the United States

Vietnam’s national carrier, Vietnam Airlines, has reconsidered its business plan to open direct routes to the United States by 2018 after a technical review that was to be conducted by the US Federal Aviation Administration, got delayed. Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam’s (CAAV) head Lai Xuan Thanh announced that the FAA’s plan to assess the Vietnam’s aviation safety surveillance capacity has been delayed. Initially, the Vietnamese side was to send …

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Vietnam seeking to secure direct route to the United States

A year after United Airlines suspended its San Francisco to Ho Chi Minh City flight, Vietnam continues to work towards setting up a direct flight to the United States. Vietnam’s flagship Vietnam Airlines has voiced out plans to set up a direct route to the west coast of the U.S. only to see those plans stall. Analysts say there are many reasons concerning both market and technical conditions, which keep …

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