Vietnam Airlines

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History of Vietnam Airlines dates back to January 1956, when the Vietnam Civil Aviation Department was established by the Government, marking the birth of the civil aviation industry in Vietnam. At that time, the fleet was small with only five aircraft of IL-14, AN-2, Aero-45… which started to serve domestic flights in September 1956.


For 15 years of development with an average annual growth rate of over 10 percent (except 1997 when the Asian financial crisis broke out), the national flag carrier has marked an obvious advance to become a major competitor in the Asian aviation market, owning a modern fleet of Airbus and Boeing planes flown by well trained professionals.

Beginning with non-regular services between two domestic destinations, today Vietnam Airlines’ network extends to 19 cities throughout the country and 42 international destinations in the USA, Europe, Australia and Asia (including code-share services).

Positioning its internationally recognized brand as a young and modern carrier, Vietnam Airlines excelled further when - together with the Vietnam Aircraft Leasing Company of which Vietnam Airlines was an initiator and founder - signing largest purchase orders of 12 Boeing B787s, 10 Airbus A350-900, 20 Airbus A321 and 5 ATR72-500 aircraft in 2007. The airline is expected to reach 104 and 150 modern aircraft in 2015 and 2020, respectively, making solid steps integrating into the global aviation industry as a truly regional carrier of choice, which is fully ingrained with Vietnamese traditional culture.

Location

Vietnam Airlines
200 Nguyen Son Str., Long Bien Dist.
Ha Noi city, VIETNAM
Vietnam

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