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VIETNAM/ITALY. Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) and Società Esercizi Aeroportuali Group (SEA) yesterday signed a Partner Airport Agreement (SAA) at Routes Asia 2022 to establish mutual sustainable development.
The high-level event takes place this week in Da Nang, Vietnam [look out for Martin Moodie’s extensive on-location report from Ho Chi Minh City publishing in July -Ed].
ACV operates 22 airports in Vietnam, including nine international airports, while SEA Group is the operator of Milan Malpensa and Linate airports.
Under this agreement, SEA and ACV will exchange experiences and mutual development, and facilitate the development of international connections to and from the airports under their management.
SEA described the move as an “important step” that will also help promote aviation activities between Vietnam and Italy and develop trade, tourism and investment.
ACV’s Executive Vice President – Business and Market Development, Nguyen Quoc Phuong, said: “The signing of an ASA with SEA Group is an honor for ACV, as it is the first European airport operator to establish a solid collaboration with us in the development of air traffic.
“The skies of Vietnam are now fully accessible to the rest of the world as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. I believe the cooperation will greatly increase air traffic volumes between Vietnam and Italy.
He added, “ACV is committed to supporting SEA in promoting new routes to leisure and business destinations in Vietnam.”
SEA Group is one of the ten largest airport operators in Europe for freight and passenger traffic. It holds the status of the second largest in Italy for the number of passengers handled annually and is the largest in terms of goods transported.
The company’s Vice President of Aviation Business Development, Andrea Tucci, said, “The signing of the SAA with ACV marks an important milestone for the development of air traffic between Milan and Vietnam.
“Vietnam is a priority market for SEA due to the rapid growth of the tourism and commercial segments. By signing the SAA today, we have established a solid cooperation with ACV sharing the common goal of establishing the direct flight as soon as possible to Milan.