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Civilian Planes Can Now Fly Over Military Areas

Thanks to the army, Vietnam's local aviation industry is about to save a total of 40,000 hours per year, and passengers may soon be able to see sights like these as they arrive in Saigon.

Vietnamese military officials recently granted permission for civilian aircrafts to fly over air force training areas, opening up 23 new routes to civilian traffic, reports Thanh Nien.

The news came last Thursday, during which time Minister of Defense Phung Quang Thanh also announced the removal of military presence from Noi Bai, Tan Son Nhat and Da Nang International Airports in order to to “give space to aviation development”.

Previously, each airport held an Air Force division of the military, however Thanh has noted that these military units take up space and often delay civilian aviation activities.

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