Boeing and Vietnam Airlines have celebrated the delivery of the flag carrier’s tenth 787-9 Dreamliner. “Vietnam Airlines is proud to welcome our 10th Boeing 787 Dreamliner on behalf of Vietnam Airlines, only 16 months after we took delivery of the first of these state-of-the-art new aircraft,” said Phan Xuan Duc, executive vice president, Vietnam Airlines.
Vietnam Airlines has partnered with Jetstar Pacific to introduce 34 code-sharing flights between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City per day. The news means a flight will take off approximately every 30 minutes between 05:45 and 21:30. Vietnam Airlines operates the on-the-hour flights, while the Jetstar Pacific flights leave alternately every 15-30 minutes.
Breaking Travel News talks to Le Thanh Dung, managing director, UK, Vietnam Airlines at World Travel Market 2016. Vietnam Airlines recently announced total consolidated revenue of VND36 trillion for the six months to June 30th 2016 as well as appointing a new chief executive. We find out more at this exciting time.
Finnair and Vietnam Airlines are launching a new codeshare cooperation that will offer a wider choice of destinations and flight frequencies for customers in both Europe and Vietnam. With this new agreement, Finnair’s flight numbers will be added to Vietnam Airlines flights which operate out of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City connecting with Finnair’s flights to Helsinki from Bangkok and Singapore.
ANA and Vietnam Airlines will launch a codeshare partnership at the beginning of their 2016 winter schedules, commencing on Sunday. The codeshare partnership will initially cover ten international routes, linking Japan and Vietnam. In addition, it will link 25 principal domestic routes in both countries. This will allow passengers to travel more conveniently throughout the region.
Ho Quang Tuan, director, Middle Regional Office, Vietnam Airlines, speaks to Breaking Travel News about the airline and what it brings to the hospitality sector in the country.
Vietnam Airlines has won a duo of prestigious accolades at the 2016 World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2016. At a glittering ceremony held at the InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Vietnam’s national flag carrier took the highly contested top spot as Asia’s Leading Airline – Economy Class. At the same time the airline secure the prestigious title of Asia’s Leading Cultural Airline.
Vietnam Airlines has introduced a range of new and enhanced services to support passengers with reduced mobility, providing additional assistance and convenience for people with disabilities, walking difficulties, impaired hearing or vision, and the elderly or infirm, when passing through airports or when boarding or disembarking from Vietnam Airlines flights.
Vietnam Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus for ten more A350-900 aircraft. “The intention to acquire these additional aircraft reflects our excellent experience with the A350 since it entered service with Vietnam Airlines last year,” said Duong Tri Thanh, president, Vietnam Airlines.
Vietnam Airlines has announced total consolidated revenue of VND36 trillion for the six months to June 30th 2016. At the same time pre-tax profits are estimated at VND 1,600 billion, reaching nearly seven per cent of the target set for 2016. In the first six months of 2016, the aviation market in Vietnam by 27.2 per cent compared to the same period last year, with a 37 per cent increase in the domestic market.
Vietnam Airlines has announced the appointment of Duong Tri Thanh as the national flag-carrier’s new president and chief executive officer. Thanh takes over the position from Pham Ngoc Minh, who has assumed the role of chairman after a highly successful eight year presidency during which he oversaw a transformative period of growth and expansion for the company.
Vietnam Airlines has been appointed Airline Partner to the upcoming World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2016. The event is scheduled to take place at InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort on October 15th, with the Vietnam flag-carrier now set to play a pivotal role in the event.