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VN Airlines now key stakeholder of Jetstar Pacific

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VN Airlines now key stakeholder of Jetstar Pacific

The national flag carrier, Vietnam Airlines, on Feb. 21 announced that it has taken the majority share of Jetstar Pacific Airlines (JPA) from the Vietnamese State Capital Investment Cooperation (SCIC) and becomes JPA’s biggest shareholder.

First VietJet Air flights take off

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First VietJet Air flights take off

The launch of VietJet Air, the country's first private carrier to offer both domestic and international flights, is expected to help attract more international visitors, says Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Tuan Anh.

Vietstar Airlines gets licence

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Vietstar Airlines gets licence

Vietnam 's Civil Aviation Administration has granted a license to Vietstar Airlines which will be operating tourist and private flights along domestic and international routes.

Domestic airlines forced to raise prices

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Domestic airlines forced to raise prices

A number of domestic airlines have announced that they would increase their fares shortly after the Ministry of Finance (MoF) issued new ceiling prices for economy air fares on domestic routes.

Air travel surges 20 percent in 9 months

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Air travel surges 20 percent in 9 months

The aviation market in the first nine months saw a year-on-year increase of more than 20 percent in the number of passengers, estimated the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam.

The administration estimated that roughly 15 million passengers went through the country's airports in the first nine months of this year, of which Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Pacific and Vietnam Air Service Co (Vasco) accounted for more than 11 million.

Airports need to expand to ease congestion

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Airports need to expand to ease congestion

Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh City is to be expanded to have space for ten extra airplanes and Hanoi ’s Noi Bai also has plans to add more parking space for aircraft to meet an explosive demand for air travel.