Da Nang Airport
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- Da Nang
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- Airlines currently operating to this airport with scheduled services
- Air Macau
China Southern Airlines
- Airlines currently operating to this airport via codeshare
- Air France
China Eastern Airlines
CSA Czech Airlines
Da Nang airport is the main gateway to central Vietnam. It is operated by the Middle Airports Authority of Vietnam.
Location of Da Nang Airport, Vietnam
Ground Handlers servicing Da Nang Airport
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VietJet Air has announced a major network expansion that will make it Vietnam’s largest low-cost carrier, overtaking Jetstar Pacific, by the end of 2012. VietJet is also poised to beat rival Jetstar Pacific in becoming the first Vietnamese LCC to operate international services. VietJet, which will expand its domestic network from five to nine destinations in Nov/Dec-2012, is looking at launching its first international route – possibly Ho Chi Minh-Bangkok – in late 2012 or early 2013.
Jetstar Pacific has been focusing this year on fleet renewal rather than expansion but is planning to resume expansion in 2013, ending a hiatus of four years in which growth was paused due partially to internal uncertainty. The carrier began a more promising new chapter earlier this year after a 70% stake was transferred to Vietnam Airlines, which previously had been looking at launching its own LCC subsidiary (Jetstar owns the remaining 30% stake in Jetstar Pacific). But Jetstar Pacific may struggle to keep up with much newer VietJet, which is likely to continue expanding at a faster pace than Jetstar Pacific.
VietJet Air, an LCC that launched operations in Vietnam in Dec-2011, is expanding its schedule and in May-2012 will capture an estimated 9% of the domestic market. The growth honeymoon however will soon slow down and become competitive as Jetstar Pacific, now the LCC of Vietnam Airlines, plans to expand its fleet later this year. Jetstar Pacific currently only operates five Boeing 737-400s and two Airbus A320s but will expand to an all-A320 fleet of 15 within a "few" years, possibly placing it on par with the 15 aircraft VietJet plans to have by the end of 2014.
VietJet will use some of its A320s on international routes, possibly starting late this year, but aims to capture about 20% of the domestic Vietnamese market. VietJet currently has a fleet of three A320s although its current schedule – three roundtrips between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh – could easily be operated with just one aircraft. VietJet's additional routes will fully or nearly fully utilise its current available capacity, allowing it to increase its market share from 3% to 9%.
The Vietnamese aviation market is poised for significant low-cost carrier growth as a new AirAsia affiliate launches services at the end of this year and the country’s first LCC, Jetstar Pacific, plans to finally implement long-delayed expansion plans. Meanwhile flag carrier Vietnam Airlines is preparing to launch its own LCC subsidiary or unit by 2014. Three LCCs may seem like too many for a market which last year consisted of only about 20 million passengers, but is reasonable when considering the rapid economic growth in the country and the small size of its LCC sector compared to other ASEAN countries.
In this final section of the first of a two-part series we look at another ‘CIVETs’ country – Vietnam, where government airport infrastructure plans are close to being realiased but a private sector contribution will soon be needed.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has prioritised airport construction in Vietnam as part of a USD290 billion plan to develop infrastructure in the Asia pPcific region. ASEAN’s 10 member states and six non-ASEAN countries approved the plan to develop infrastructure in the region, covering ASEAN, China and Japan.
In mid-2008, Vietnam took a decisive step to develop and modernise its air traffic management system. Faced with rising passenger traffic, domestically and internationally, the Vietnamese Government moved to reorganise its national ATM system. The core component of this was the establishment of the Vietnam Air Navigation Services Corporation (Vanscorp), restructuring the existing Vietnam Air Traffic Management (VATM) body under the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV).