Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh on February 25 approved in principle the granting of the general aviation business licence to new airline, paving the way for the new airline to join the burgeoning aviation market.
The DPM assigned the Ministry of Transport (MoT) to carry out all procedures for the granting while taking responsibility for state management to ensure safety and efficiency.
In early 2022, the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) received two documents seeking a licence to set up new air carriers.
The first came from Imex Pan Pacific Group which wants to establish a cargo airline (IPP Air Cargo). And the other came from a powerful luxury resort group, proposing to receive the aviation licence to operate charter flights from Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, South Korea, and Japan to Vietnam.
Since July 2020, Vietnam has welcomed no new airline.
The country now has six air carriers, namely Vietnam Airlines, Pacific Airlines, VASCO, Vietjet, Bamboo Airways, and Vietravel Airlines, as well as four others with general aviation licences, namely Vietstar Airlines, Blue Sky Air, Vietnam Helicopters, and Hai Au Aviation.
By Bich Thuy