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Vietnam Airlines awarded Ho Chi Minh Order

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:07 am




Vietnam Airlines awarded Ho Chi Minh Order


QĐND – Friday, January 07, 2011, 21:31 (GMT+7)

PANO – Vietnam Airlines yesterday received the Ho Chi Minh Order given by the State President Nguyen Minh Triet with the presence of Vice-President Nguyen Thi Doan, Minister of Transportation Ho Nghia Dung and representatives from various ministries, sectors and units under Vietnam Airlines.


Addressing the solemn event, Vietnam Airlines’ CEO, Mr. Pham Ngoc Minh recalled advantages and challenges experienced by the corporation. Since its establishment 15 years ago, the corporation has played a vital role in the domestic air transportation and its position and prestige in the international airline community has been promoted.


At present Vietnam Airlines has 44 international routes to 26 destinations in 15 countries and 35 domestic routes to 20 destinations. Back in 1995, the Airlines conducted flights only 21 international and 20 domestic routes.


As planned, by 2020, its fleet will consist of 163 planes instead of 70 currently, including B787, A350 while its international routes will be more than 120 to reach 65 spots worldwide and its turnover is expected to be around US $7 billion per year.


Vietnam Airlines has become the 10th member of the SkyTeam.


Over the past 15 years, Vietnam Airlines has transported over 82 million passengers. The number of 2010 only stayed at 12.3 million.


Speaking at the event, Minister of Transportation, Ho Nghia Dung, appreciated the corporation’s efforts and hoped that Vietnam Airlines would become a strong economic group and play a key role in air transportation in Vietnam and Indochina.


On behalf of the President Nguyen Minh Triet, Vice-President Nguyen Thi Doan pinned Ho Chi Minh Order on Vietnam Airlines’ traditional flag and handed over the decision to the corporation’s leaders.


Also on this occasion, some Vietnam Airlines’ leaders were also awarded with the Labour Order, second class and 4 units received certificates of merit given by the Prime Minister.


Reported by Phuc Thang


Translated by Mai Huong


Source: QDND

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