The aviation market in Vietnam is targeted to be among ASEAN’s top four in terms of shipping volume by 2030.
The country plans to operate 28 airports, including 15 domestic airports and 13 international airports by 2030. Five major airports, including Noi Bai, Da Nang, Cam Ranh, Tan Son Nhat and Long Thanh, will function as international gateways.
Passenger volume is set to increase by 8 per cent, while the transportation of goods will increase by 12 per cent each year between 2020 and 2030.
The aviation market is initially expected to transport some 131 million passengers and 2.2 million tonnes of goods every year by 2020.
Under the government’s Decision No. 236/QĐ-TTG, the national aviation sector will focus on upgrading 21 current airports by 2020 and will construct new domestic airports at Van Don, Phan Thiet and Sa Pa as well as the first phase of Long Thanh International Airport by 2020.
Three aviation logistics centrals serving Noi Bai International Airport, Da Nang International Airport and Tan Son Nhat International Airport are scheduled to be improved by 2020.
The decision also targets national carrier Vietnam Airlines to be one of the leading carriers of ASEAN by 2030.
The aviation sector plans to increase flights, especially to regions of northeast Asia (Japan, South Korea and China), southeast Asia (Cambodia, Singapore, Laos, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and the Philippines), south Asia, south Pacific and Middle East as well as introduce intercontinental flights to France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Russia, the United States and other countries in Europe by 2020.
By 2030, the aviation sector will run inter-continental flights connecting Vietnam with new destinations in North America, South America and Africa.