Airport operator ACV wins in fourth quarter after record losses

By Anh Tu February 4, 2022 | 9:39 p.m. PT

Planes are parked at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, April 15, 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran

Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) reported profit after tax of VND333 billion (US$14.4 million) in the fourth quarter, up more than 20 percent from the same period in 2020.

Its revenue reached VND960 billion, down 43 percent.

The company posted record losses of over VND850 billion in the third quarter, mainly due to the severe impact of Covid-19 on flights and related services.

Last year, ACV profits totaled more than VND830 billion, down nearly 50 percent from 2020.
The company’s consolidated financial statements also show that it has invested nearly VND714 billion in the first phase of Long Thanh International Airport in southern Dong Nai province.

ACV leaders confirmed that despite the sharp drop in profits due to the pandemic, capital for the project will not be impacted.

According to ACV Chairman Lai Xuan Thanh, the capital for its development investments remains VND36 trillion, with the rest being commercial loans.

The ACV plans to complete the first phase of the project by June 2025.

This year, the ACV continues to carry out projects to expand and upgrade Phu Bai Airport and Con Dao Airport in central Thua Thien Hue Province and southern Ba Ria Vung Tau Province, and will start construction of the third terminal at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City and construction of a new terminal at Cat Bi Airport in the northern city of Hai Phong.

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