Vietnam Airlines recently extended its system by establishing solutions from Hanoi to Osaka Kansai. The nationwide service could be the just Vietnamese airline to fly globally and it also nonetheless enjoys a share of virtually 80percent of chair ability on domestic solutions.
In accordance with OAG schedule data for January, Vietnam currently features 20 airports with planned solutions. But over 80% of flights and over 85per cent of chair capability are focused at just three airports; Tan Son Nhat airport providing Ho Chi Minh City, Noi Bai airport providing Hanoi and Da Nang airport. They're also truly the only three airports in Vietnam supplying intercontinental solutions. The remaining 17 airports provide only domestic flights (mainly to Hanoi and/or Ho Chi Minh City) and also at 14 of those Vietnam Airlines could be the just provider. The only other company offering domestic services is Jetstar Pacific, which used becoming known as Pacific Airlines. Another regional company, Indochina Airlines, stopped operating last November.
Air-traffic has grown rapidly over the past a decade. Between 1998 and 2008, traveler figures at the nation’s two busiest airports grew from under five million to just under 20 million, aided because of the growth of .
Brand new solutions were only available in the very last two years at these main airports are summarised under. All the routes began have now been by providers aside from Vietnam Airlines. Its worth noting, however, that week views the launch of a third Japanese destination (Osaka Kansai) within the last few 18 months, from Hanoi by the national company.
|Launch||To/from Ho Chi Minh City||Launch||To/From Hanoi|
|25 Jan 08||Vinh City (Pacific Airlines)||10 Apr 08||Manila (Cebu Pacific)|
|04 Apr 08||Bangkok (Thai AirAsia)||01 Jun 08||Da Nang (Jetstar Pacific)|
|11 Apr 08||12 Aug 08||Nagoya (Vietnam Airlines)|
|15 Apr 08||Kuala Lumpur (AirAsia)||01 Sep 08||Dong Hoi (Vietnam Airlines)|
|26 Oct 08||Siem Reap
(Siem Reap Airways)
|25 Nov 08||Hanoi
|Ho Chi Minh City
|27 Mar 09||Shanghai
|05 Dec 08||Hue (Jetstar Pacific)||11 Jun 09||Shenzhen
|01 Jun 09||Tokyo Narita (Northwest)||10 Oct 09||Fukuoka (Vietnam Airlines)|
|28 Jul 09||Phnom Penh
(Cambodia Angkor Air)
|24 Oct 09||Tuy Hoa (Vietnam Airlines)|
(Cambodia Angkor Air)
|25 Oct 09||Haikou (Hainan Airlines)|
|18 Sep 09||Jakarta (Indonesia AirAsia)||27 Oct 09||Pleiku (Vietnam Airlines)|
|13 Jan 10||Osaka Kansai
|13 Feb 10||Macau (Viva Macau)|
|Resource: anna.aero brand new tracks database|
The Master Plan: longer Thanh airport terminal is approved as Ho Chi Minh City’s brand-new airport, given that existing Tan Son Nhat airport terminal is bound by space limitations. The committed programs include four parallel runways and a capacity of 100 million annual individuals.
A fresh airport, called Long Thanh airport terminal, was authorized to offer Ho Chi Minh City, as present airport is constrained by its environment. The master policy for the airport eventually envisages four parallel runways and terminals capable deal with 100 million passengers yearly.
Vietnam Airlines planning for growth and SkyTeam alliance
State-owned Vietnam Airlines is a significant power on both domestic and international paths. Tomorrow SkyTeam member is, along with Aeroflot that flies Moscow-Hanoi, the actual only real airline to at this time run non-stop solutions between European countries and Vietnam.
State-owned Vietnam Airlines dominates the domestic marketplace, but is additionally a significant player on international paths. From Ho Chi Minh City airport, it acts 19 worldwide destinations including Frankfurt, Paris and Moscow in European countries, Melbourne and Sydney, plus three destinations in Japan. But its highest frequency paths tend to be to Phnom Penh and Siem Reap in neighbouring Cambodia. From Hanoi, it acts many of the exact same locations although not Australian Continent.
Vietnam Airlines’ existing fleet includes 10 777s, seven A330s, 27 A320/A321s and 12 ATR 72s. It has also put requests both for Boeing 787s and Airbus A350s, plus four A380s. The airline is on training course to become a full person in the SkyTeam alliance time during 2010.
Jetstar Pacific only competes on domestic roads
Troubled Jetstar Pacific works six domestic routes, providing the only competitors to Vietnam Airways on the domestic front with over 20percent of planned capacity this winter season.
Jetstar Pacific (previously working as Pacific Airlines) is 27per cent had by Qantas and operates five 737-400s and just one A320. It works only six domestic channels with over 50% of capability allocated to the important thing Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City path, which it runs 11 times each day. International solutions are offered by Jetstar Airways to Darwin by Jetstar Asia to Singapore.
The other day, an old CEO of the flight ended up being arrested in Vietnam, accused of costing the flight vast amounts in bad fuel hedges. Recently, Vietnamese authorities stated that investigations had revealed security lapses at the flight and that the airline had thirty day period to fix the difficulties cited inside report or risks dropping its working licence. Despite its backlink to Qantas, Jetstar Pacific continues to be majority (70%) possessed because of the State Capital Investment Corporation of Vietnam.
Cambodia leading country market
The leading country markets from Vietnam are typical south-east parts of asia, led by Cambodia, followed closely by Thailand and Singapore. On channels to Singapore and Thailand, providers such Tiger Airways, AirAsia, Thai AirAsia and Jetstar Asia compete with the standard national carriers. In January 2006, Tiger Airways included solutions to Da Nang from Singapore, although course only lasted half a year and only Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi continue to be provided with worldwide LCC paths.
European markets are served non-stop by Vietnam Airlines, but additionally by Air France and Lufthansa (both via Bangkok) and Aeroflot (non-stop from Hanoi to Moscow Sheremetyevo). Two US companies in addition fly to Vietnam. United works via Hong Kong to bay area, while Northwest/Delta serves the US marketplace via its hub at Tokyo Narita. Associated with ‘MEB3′ airlines, just Qatar Airways operates to Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City) with four once a week routes from Doha.