COVID-19 epidemic: Aviation lost VND 30 billion due to flight stoppages
The Ministry of Transport said that for domestic airlines, the initial calculation of the initial stop of flight routes is about more than VND 30 trillion.
Bộ Giao thông Vận tải cho biết, riêng các hãng hàng không trong nước, sơ bộ ban tính toán thiệt hại ban đầu của việc dừng các đường bay là khoảng hơn 30 nghìn tỷ đồng.
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In the latest document of the Ministry of Transport to the Ministry of Planning and Investment on the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic to the transport sector, the Ministry of Transport said, According to the Ministry of Transport, up to now, the airlines are exploiting to and from Vietnam. Nam has stopped, reducing the frequency of a series of flights. Specifically, cut all Chinese and Korean flights; cut 25% of Taiwan flights (China) (to 172 flights / week compared to 231 flights / week compared to the end of 2019); in which Vietnamese airlines cut 34% flights (to 99 flights / week compared to 151 flights / last week of 2019).
The Hong Kong (China) route has cut 69% of flights (to 36 flights / week compared to 115 flights / week compared to the end of 2019); in which Vietnamese airlines almost completely cut (92%), only Vietnam Airlines flies 4 flights / week (there are 4 flights / week compared to 47 flights / last week of 2019).
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Japan has not seen a flight cut (still holding 160 flights per week), but airlines are assessing the situation and are likely to have to cut back in the coming period.
On the basis of updated shipping data, the Aviation Administration of Vietnam assessed the most positive case, the disease was controlled before April 2020, the total market will reach 67 million passengers, down 15.4% compared to in 2019. In which Vietnamese firms transported 12.7 million international visitors (down 28.3%) and 35.3 million domestic tourists (down 5.5%), the total transport only reached 48 million guests. (down 9.2% over the same period).
In worse cases, the disease was under control before June 2020, the total market was only 61.2 million passengers, down 22.6% compared to 2019.In which Vietnamese firms transported 10.4 million national visitors. In addition, the number of passengers (decreased by 41.2%) and 35.3 million were domestic tourists (down 5.5%).
From the calculated losses, the Ministry of Transport requests the Ministry of Planning and Investment to summarize and report to the Prime Minister to allow the Ministry of Transport to issue a policy to support aviation service prices for Vietnamese airlines.
Specifically, the policy of reducing 50% of takeoff, landing aircraft and operating flight control service price for domestic flights is expected from March 1, 2020 to the end of 31 / 5/2020 and may adjust depending on the evolution of the disease.
At the same time, it is allowed to apply the minimum price of VND 0 for specialized aviation services on the list of the State that regulates the price frame from March 1, 2020 to the end of May 31, 2020 and has However, this could be adjusted according to the evolution of the disease, enabling service providers to offer discounts to airlines and other service users.
In addition, the Ministry of Transport also requested the Government to assign the Ministry of Finance to assume the prime responsibility for supporting the exemption of import tax and environmental protection tax for flight fuels within 3 months.
In case of difficulty in balancing the budget, the Ministry of Transport shall propose the policy of 50% reduction of import tax and environmental protection tax on flight fuels and at the same time allow enterprises to extend the payment deadline. taxes and budget contributions.
Also related to the damage of airlines due to suspension of operation due to COVID-19, on the evening of March 17, the representative of Vietnam Airlines had to issue a notice to suspend flights between Vietnam and France. from night 17/3/2020 due to the actual situation in France and limited exploitation conditions. 'In Southeast Asia, Vietnam Airlines temporarily suspended flights between Vietnam and Malaysia from March 18 to March 31, 2020 by the Malaysian Government blocking the border during this time. This continues to be the next loss that the national airline - Vietnam Airlines incurs./.
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