CAAV licenses more foreign airlines in Vietnam

The Civil Aviation Administration of  Vietnam (CAAV) has approved Emirates Airline and Saudi Airlines Cargo to operate flights between the Middle East and HCMC in summer schedule, which will begin late this month.

Vo Huy Cuong, director of CAAV’s Air Transport Department, told the Daily on Wednesday that Emirates would operate daily services linking Dubai International Airport and Tan Son Nhat International Airport from the beginning of June 2012.

Cuong said the fast growing international airline intended to fly on the route with the Airbus 330 aircraft in summer schedule and the Boeing 777 plane in winter schedule.

Another Middle East airline Qatar Airways currently services flights between Doha and both HCMC and Hanoi via Thailand’s city of Bangkok.

As for the cargo segment, CAAV has granted Saudi Airlines Cargo a ticket to connect its flights from the Middle East to HCMC  from next week.

Cuong of CAAV said Saudi Airlines Cargo would offer two weekly flights to HCMC, using the planned Boeing B747 for the route.

* LOT Polish Airlines will call off its flights between Warsaw and Hanoi later this week, less than two years of having flown between the capital cities of Poland and Vietnam, the aviation authority CAAV confirmed.

Source: The Saigon Times

CAAV told the Daily that LOT Polish Airlines had reported suspension for the Warsaw-Hanoi service from March 25 due to market difficulties and that it would resume this route when favorable conditions came.

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