VietNamNet Bridge – Only two out of 22 operational airports in Vietnam have reported profits, with losses attributed to the number of airports built several years ago when local authorities rushed to develop local economies. Within the last month, the strong recovery of the domestic transportation market occurred. Jetstar Pacific opened two new air routes: HCM City – Singapore and Hanoi – Vinh City. The national flag air carrier Vietnam Airlines joined forces with Indian Jet Airway to provide daily flights from HCM City to Delhi and Mumbai. On November 7, Vietjet Air opened the Hanoi – Siem Riep (Cambodia) and HCM City – Thanh Hoa routes. The last three years saw air carriers expanding their fleets, and opening new air routes and putting more aircrafts into operation. This coincided with the Ministry of Transport’s report that Vietnam’s air transport has grown by 20 percent per annum, an ideal growth rate for transportation services. The increasing transport demand and expansion of airlines has led to busier airports. The Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi is designed to serve 6 million passengers a year, while the capacity is expected to increase to 9 million passengers by the end of the year when some new utilities are put into operation. However, it has receives 13 million passengers in high season. The Tan Son Nhat Airport in HCM City has a designed capacity of 20 million passengers a year, but it received 22 million passengers in the first 10 months of the year….