Hue City, Vietnam (March 10, 2024) - Building upon a lot of strong and various bilateral partnerships between Vietnam and Japan, Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) and Central Japan International Airport Co., Ltd. (CJIAC) proudly announce the establishment of a sister airport partnership. 

Mr. Tran Anh Vu, Deputy General Director of ACV and Mr. Toshiki Sakurai, Executive Vice President and COO of CJIAC signing the agreement

Amid remarkable aviation market growth in the Asia-Pacific region in recent years, the Vietnam-Japan corridor has been witnessed as a key player. The Sister Airport Cooperation aims to, by prioritizing passenger experience, elevate the standards of aviation services, promote tourism, and enhance connectivity between cities in Vietnam, those are located from northern region to southern region, and  city of Nagoya, that is geographically located in the center of Japan. 

This sister airport partnership is a result of shared values, mutual respect, and the commitment of both airport operators to strengthen ties.

Both airport operators are determined to facilitate the exchange of best practices, knowledge and expertise for the agenda of sustainable development such as encouraging manpower development as well as fostering continuous improvement in operational efficiency, service quality and passenger experience. 

Representatives from ACV and CJIAC at the signing ceremony on March 10, 2024

Mr. Tran Anh Vu, Deputy General Director of ACV stated: “We are excited to establish the Sister Airport Cooperation with CJIAC. This partnership signifies a substantial advancement in the promotion of tourism, the facilitation of collaborative airport operation, and the enhancement of connectivity between Nagoya in Japan and Vietnam. Together, we aim to provide exceptional services to our passengers and contribute to the sustainable development of the global aviation industry.”

Mr. Toshiki Sakurai, Executive Vice President and COO of CJIAC stated:  “We are delighted with formulating of a bilateral relationship framework of collaboration between ACV and CJIAC. We have been developing a good relationship with ACV, inter alia Danang International Airport that is under ACV’s management, through mutual visits and exchanges opinions in various fields since 2019. This success has led to the further development of the strategic relationship that has started today.”

Memorial picture of Central Japan International Airport Co., Ltd. and Airports Corporation of Vietnam

As the initial initiative under this sister airport partnership, the senior management team in ACV and CJIAC jointly visited Phu Bai International Airport and engaged in a discussion regarding the potential of promoting new flight routes and improving service quality. 


AIRPORTS CORPORATION OF VIETNAM (hereinafter referred to as “ACV”) is a joint stock company that operates 22 airports in Vietnam. Of these, 09 are international airports. These are (1) Noi Bai (Ha Noi), (2) Cat Bi (Hai Phong), (3) Vinh (Nghe An), (4) Phu Bai (Hue), (5) Da Nang, (6) Cam Ranh (Khanh Hoa), (7) Phu Quoc (Kien Giang), (8) Tan Son Nhat (Ho Chi Minh), (9) Can Tho. ACV is 95.4% owned by the Vietnamese Government and has its registered address at 58 Truong Son, Ward 2, Tan Binh District, HCMC, Socialist Republic of Vietnam. 

CENTRAL JAPAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT CO., LTD. (hereinafter referred to as “CJIAC”) is a company limited that operates an international airport in Tokoname City, which is adjacent to Nagoya City. CJIAC is 40% owned by the Japanese Government, 10% owned by the local governments and 50% owned by private entities mainly in the central Japan area and having its registered address at 1-1 Centrair, Tokoname City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.