Vietnam Airlines receives eighth A350-900

Thuong Hoa elementary and secondary school (Source: Vietnam Airlines) Hanoi (VNA) – The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines (VA) on August 19 inaugurated a new school for pupils in the mountainous commune of Thuong Hoa, Minh Hoa district, the central province of Quang Binh. The Thuong Hoa elementary and secondary school was built at a total cost of nearly 5 billion VND. The handover of the school was concurrent with the new academic year 2017-2018 and the 72nd anniversary of August Revolution (August 19) and National Day (September 2).  The school has two-storey buildings, including four classrooms, two functional rooms, two housing areas for teachers and supporting facilities. Pham Ngoc Vui, Chairman of the VA Labour Union, said it is the last of seven social welfare works worth 35 billion VND (1.52 million USD) in total funded by the carrier under the government’s Programme 30A on supporting rapid and sustainable poverty reduction in 61 poor districts. The school was founded in 1963 to train more than 400 ethnic students in the locality. However, due to limited local budget, its poor infrastructure impacted teaching and learning quality. Launched in 2008, Programme 30A aims to reduce poverty rate in 61 poor districts to the average level of the region via special policies and mechanisms, support in education and vocational training, and infrastructure in villages, communes and districts.-VNA... [read more]

Accordingly, the cost incurred each time a plane touches down or takes off will rise by 5% from the current level, and there are plans to raise it by a further 5% from June 2018, the Ministry of Transport said. In addition, a 15% premium will be charged for planes that take off or land during peak hours, while a 15% discount will be offered for those that arrive or depart in off-peak periods.  The price hike aims to help airport operators cover maintenance expenses and fund upgrade work, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) said. It added that the sharp increase during peak hours will encourage carriers to use the airport at quiet times to avoid overcrowding. After the initial increase, airlines will have to pay from VND700,000 (US$30) to VND5.8 million for all takeoffs and landings, depending on the size of the plane. If airport service fees go up, it is only a matter of time before airfares follow suit, a representative from a local airline told VnExpress. "We can suffer lower profits in the short term, but in the long term we will have to raise fares," the representative said, declining to be named. Airports across the country served more than 55 million passengers during the first seven months of this year, figures from the CAAV showed. Currently, there are 63 foreign airlines from 25 countries and territories operating in Vietnam. Foreign airlines together with domestic carriers Vietnam…... [read more]

Hanoi, August 17 (VNA) - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has urged the aviation industry to tighten security and safety as they are important issues currently.  This requirement was one of six in a message from the Prime Minister sent to the aviation industry at the meeting between the Government working group led by Minister – Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung and representatives of three aviation firms, including Vietnam Airlines, Vietnam Air Traffic Management Corporation and Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV), in Hanoi on August 16.  The meeting aimed to urge the industry to boost business and production, contributing to hitting the country’s GDP growth target this year as well as discovering and solving difficulties. The businesses will then have to report and explain the problems to the Government and the PM.  In the message, PM Phuc said the industry has grown but has to ensure security and safety, seen as the most important issue.  “Whatever the circumstances, we will not let danger occur,” said Dung, who also mentioned problems related to air traffic management recently at Cat Bi Airport in the northern city of Hai Phong.  The PM mentioned the importance of increasing the frequency of take offs and landings and said that many international airports had a frequency of two minutes per flight, or even one minute per flight.  Dung also questioned the plan to double the annual capacity of Tan Son Nhat International Airport from its current capacity of…... [read more]

Minister-head of Government Office Mai Tien D​ung reports the Prime Minister’s requirements to Vietnam Airlines, Vietnam Air Traffic Management Corporation and Airports Corporation of Viet Nam. (Photo:gov.com.vn ) Hanoi (VNA) - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has urged the aviation industry to tighten security and safety as they are important issues currently. This requirement was one of six in a message from the Prime Minister sent to the aviation industry at the meeting between the Government working group led by Minister – Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung and representatives of three aviation firms, including Vietnam Airlines, Vietnam Air Traffic Management Corporation and Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV), in Hanoi on August 16. The meeting aimed to urge the industry to boost business and production, contributing to hitting the country’s GDP growth target this year as well as discovering and solving difficulties. The businesses will then have to report and explain the problems to the Government and the PM. In the message, PM Phuc said the industry has grown but has to ensure security and safety, seen as the most important issue. “Whatever the circumstances, we will not let danger occur,” said Dung, who also mentioned problems related to air traffic management recently at Cat Bi Airport in the northern city of Hai Phong. The PM mentioned the importance of increasing the frequency of take offs and landings and said that many international airports had a frequency of two minutes per flight, or…... [read more]

Minister-head of Government Office Mai Tien Dung reports the Prime Minister’s requirements to Vietnam Airlines, Vietnam Air Traffic Management Corporation and Airports Corporation of Viet Nam. — Photo gov.com.vn Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has urged the aviation industry to tighten security and safety as they are important issues currently. This requirement was one of six in a message from the Prime Minister sent to the aviation industry at the meeting between the Government working group led by Minister-head of Government Office Mai Tien Dung and representatives of three aviation firms, including Vietnam Airlines, Vietnam Air Traffic Management Corporation and Airports Corporation of Viet Nam (ACV), in Ha Noi on Wednesday. The meeting aimed to urge the industry to boost business and production, contributing to hitting the country’s GDP growth target this year as well as discovering and solving difficulties. The businesses will then have to report and explain the problems to the Government and the PM. In the message, Prime Minister Phuc said the industry has grown but has to ensure security and safety, seen as the most important issue. “Whatever the circumstances, we will not let danger occur,” said Dung, which also mentioned problems related to air traffic management recently at Cat Bi Airport in the northern city of Hai Phong. The PM mentioned the importance of increasing the frequency of take offs and landings and said that many international airports had a frequency of two minutes per flight,…... [read more]

NDO/VNA – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has urged the aviation industry to tighten security and safety as they are important issues currently. This requirement was one of six in a message from the Prime Minister sent to the aviation industry at the meeting between the Government working group led by Minister cum Head of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung and representatives of three aviation firms, including Vietnam Airlines, Vietnam Air Traffic Management Corporation and Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV), in Hanoi on August 16. The meeting aimed to urge the industry to boost business and production, contributing to hitting the country’s GDP growth target this year as well as discovering and solving difficulties. The businesses will then have to report and explain the problems to the Government and the PM. In the message, PM Phuc said the industry has grown but has to ensure security and safety, seen as the most important issue. The PM mentioned the importance of increasing the frequency of take offs and landings and said that many international airports had a frequency of two minutes per flight, or even one minute per flight. Dung also questioned the plan to double the annual capacity of Tan Son Nhat International Airport from its current capacity of 25 million passengers when the airport has not been expanded and Long Thanh Airport, designed to be the country’s largest airport in the southern province of Dong Nai and about 40km far from HCM City, is yet to be constructed. …... [read more]

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued a directive instructing the aviation industry to improve services such as safety and flight schedules and stop blaming its problems on strained infrastructure. Air travel in Vietnam has been booming in recent years and increased competition has led to better services, but flight delays and cancelations remain a major setback, the prime minister was quoted as saying in a statement presented at a meeting in Hanoi Wednesday with national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines, the Vietnam Air Traffic Management Corporation and the Airports Corporation of Vietnam. Mai Tien Dung, chairman of the Government Office, said at the meeting, which was not attended by the prime minister himself, that the agencies should cooperate to fix these problems. A report by the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam counted 14,000 delayed and canceled flights in the first six months of this year, or 12.2 percent of all flights operated by Vietnamese carriers, a slight drop from last year. Nearly 600 other flights were also canceled. Late arrivals caused 70 percent of the delays, while other reasons included problems with the airlines, airport facilities, air traffic control and the weather, it said. Flight delays and cancelations in Vietnam tend to be more frustrating than they should be, and many travelers complain that they are kept in the dark with little support when there is a problem. Vietnam Airlines, budget carriers VietJet Air and Jetstar Pacific, and the Vietnam Air Services Company have been competing in a market that…... [read more]

Viet Nam Air Traffic Management Corporation (VATM) announced on Monday that it had conducted operational trials of the Distributed Multi-Nodal ATFM Operational Trail between Viet Nam and Singapore. The programme was set up to test the weekly scenario, applicable to Vietnam Airlines flights that depart from Noi Bai International Airport to Singapore's Changi Airport. Viet Nam Air Traffic Management Corporation (VATM) announced on Monday that it had conducted operational trials of the Distributed Multi-Nodal ATFM Operational Trail between Viet Nam and Singapore.  The air traffic will be managed based on a common principle among participants. Accordingly, the VATM, Airports Corporation of Viet Nam, Changi Airport and Vietnam Airlines will focus on balancing the air traffic demand-capacity by regulating the flight arrivals at the departure airport with the issuance of calculated take-off time (CTOT). “In simpler terms, the participants will check the CTOT, so that when the flight takes off, it can land on time, and does not have to hover in the air waiting for a landing slot,” a top official from the VATM said. The delay will take place on the ground, not in the air, he said. This will interest all participants, who could focus on enhancing the capacity, flying safety, cutting the exploitation costs, decreasing carbon dioxide emissions and reducing the volume of work for both the pilots and the air traffic staff. Once the operational trial is successful, the VATM will review its efficiency. If it is found to be efficient, the corporation will declare the…... [read more]

  Viet Nam Air Traffic Management Corporation (VATM) announced on Monday that it had conducted operational trials of the Distributed Multi-Nodal ATFM Operational Trail between Viet Nam and Singapore. — Photo vietnamnet.vn Viet Nam Air Traffic Management Corporation (VATM) announced on Monday that it had conducted operational trials of the Distributed Multi-Nodal ATFM Operational Trail between Viet Nam and Singapore.   The programme was set up to test the weekly scenario, applicable to Vietnam Airlines flights that depart from Noi Bai International Airport to Singapore's Changi Airport. The air traffic will be managed based on a common principle among participants. Accordingly, the VATM, Airports Corporation of Viet Nam, Changi Airport and Vietnam Airlines will focus on balancing the air traffic demand-capacity by regulating the flight arrivals at the departure airport with the issuance of calculated take-off time (CTOT). “In simpler terms, the participants will check the CTOT, so that when the flight takes off, it can land on time, and does not have to hover in the air waiting for a landing slot,” a top official from the VATM said. The delay will take place on the ground, not in the air, he said. This will interest all participants, who could focus on enhancing the capacity, flying safety, cutting the exploitation costs, decreasing carbon dioxide emissions and reducing the volume of work for both the pilots and the air traffic staff. Once the operational trial is successful, the VATM will…... [read more]

Viet Nam Air Traffic Management Corporation (VATM) announced on Monday that it had conducted operational trials of the Distributed Multi-Nodal ATFM Operational Trail between Viet Nam and Singapore. Viet Nam Air Traffic Management Corporation (VATM) announced on Monday that it had conducted operational trials of the Distributed Multi-Nodal ATFM Operational Trail between Viet Nam and Singapore. - Photo vietnamnet.vn The programme was set up to test the weekly scenario, applicable to Vietnam Airlines flights that depart from Noi Bai International Airport to Singapore's Changi Airport. The air traffic will be managed based on a common principle among participants. Accordingly, the VATM, Airports Corporation of Viet Nam, Changi Airport and Vietnam Airlines will focus on balancing the air traffic demand-capacity by regulating the flight arrivals at the departure airport with the issuance of calculated take-off time (CTOT). “In simpler terms, the participants will check the CTOT, so that when the flight takes off, it can land on time, and does not have to hover in the air waiting for a landing slot,” a top official from the VATM said. The delay will take place on the ground, not in the air, he said. This will interest all participants, who could focus on enhancing the capacity, flying safety, cutting the exploitation costs, decreasing carbon dioxide emissions and reducing the volume of work for both the pilots and the air traffic staff. Once the operational…... [read more]




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