The Vietnamese flag carrier plans to put the 787-10 – the most fuel-efficient twin-aisle airplane in the industry – on the busiest routes in its expanding network. The deal comes via a lease from Air Lease Corporation.
The agreement has been made possible by a recent decision by the United States Federal Aviation Administration to grant the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam CAT1 certification.
Advanced seat selection is now available on all international and domestic flights operated by Vietnam Airlines, enabling passengers to pre-book their preferred seat type and location prior to online check-in opening 24 hours before departure.
Vietnam Airlines has launched a codeshare partnership with Russian flag-carrier Aeroflot. The deal covers both domestic and international routes in Vietnam and Russia and offers customers enhanced connectivity between several destinations in both countries.
Vietnam Airlines will float shares on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange for the first time on May 7th. Some 1.4 billion shares will be available to investors, under the code HVN.
Growth over the year was based on robust demand for air travel, optimised operational efficiency and the implementation of market-driven solutions to combat high fuel prices, the airline said.
Vietnam Airlines has announced the launch of a new flight connecting Ho Chi Minh City and Quang Ninh province, via Van Don International Airport.
Having been recognised as the World’s Leading Cultural Airline by the World Travel Awards, unveiled a host of new routes and welcomed the new Boeing Dreamliner 787-9 to the fleet, there is plenty to discuss as Breaking Travel News sits down with Phan The Thang, general manager for Vietnam Airlines in the UK