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Vietnam Airlines gets 120 minute ETOP certification

In Uncategorized on January 12, 2011 at 7:11 am

Vietnam Airlines gets 120 minute ETOP certification

QĐND – Sunday, January 09, 2011, 22:18 (GMT+7)

The Vietnam Aviation Corporation (Vietnam Airlines) has received a 120 minute ETOP (Extended- range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards) certificate.

This rule allows twin-engined airliners to fly long-distance routes.

Vietnam Airlines is striving to get a 180 minute ETOP certification and other standards to ensure the efficiency of flights to the US.

Over the past 14 years, Vietnam Airlines has ensured safety of 687,550 domestic and international flights and is now expanding its network of 44 air routes to 26 locations in 15 nations and 35 domestic air routes.

Vietnam Airlines has a group of young crew and 70 modern aircraft such as B777, A330-200, A321 and AT7-500 with an average age of 6.5 years.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

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

Vietnam Airlines to fly direct between Can Tho and Taipei (China)

In Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 at 4:35 am

Vietnam Airlines plans non stop flights between Can Tho and Taipei  (China) to meet travel demands of passengers during the Lunar New Year 2011.

                Can Tho International Airport

The airlines celebrated the inauguration of Can Tho International Airport in December. The first inaugural flight departed from Can Tho at 1.55 on December 20 and arrived in Taipei at 6.15. The return flight left Taipei at 7.40 and arrived in Can Tho at 10.10.

The forthcoming flights are scheduled on December 29, January 12,19,21,29, 30 and February 5, 7,9,12.

In the first phase of renovation the airport was upgraded to receive domestic flights in 2008 and international flights in 2009. The total cost of the project from 2007 to 2025 is expected to exceed VND11, 000 billion.

The renovation will upgrade the airport to Grade 4E ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) standards allowing landings by larger aircrafts including the B777 and B747-400 normally used for international flights. The new facilities will also improve on the passengers checking time.

Source: SGGP

Vietnam Airlines to link HCM City with Beijing

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:51 am

Vietnam Airlines will open a new air route between Ho Chi Minh City and Beijing, China, starting on December 16.

The national carrier said it would operate three flights a week on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays using Airbus 321 aircraft.

Vietnam Airlines said that the two-way fare would be VND5.83 million (US$299) for booking between now and December 31. The fare can be changed depending on the exchange rate of Vietnam dong and US dollar, the corporation said.

Source: SGGP

Vietnam Airlines to operate more flights during Tet

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:49 am

Vietnam Airlines said it would add 583 more flights on the 10 major routes during the Lunar New Year Tet holidays from January 18 to February 20.

According to the carrier, they will increase their seating capacity by over 100,000 seats. 

307 flights will operate between Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, which is an increase of 63,000 seats and 41% more capacity than on normal days and 8 % higher than last year during Tet.

129 flights will be added on the Ho Chi Minh City and Danang route which is an increase of 26,820 seats and 35% more capacity than on normal days and 24% higher than during Tet last year.

The flagship carrier will mainly operate these flights at night to avoid traffic congestion at airports.

VNA will also operate these flights from lunar December 24 to 29 (January 27 to February 1) and lunar January 3 to 13 (February 5 to 15). Tickets for these special flights will be sold on December 10 and 20, 2010 and January 3 and 17, 2011.

Source: SGGP

Vietnam Airlines flies Hong Kong-Da Nang route

In Uncategorized on November 27, 2010 at 2:52 pm
Vietnam Airlines flies Hong Kong-Da Nang route
QĐND – Saturday, November 27, 2010, 21:42 (GMT+7)

The national flag carrier, Vietnam Airlines, and Hong Kong’s Vietlink International Travel Company on Nov. 26 officially launched a direct air route linking Vietnam’s central city of Da Nang and Hong Kong (China).

Using Vietnam Airlines’ 184-seat Airbus 321 aircraft, these charter flights will operate every Tuesday and Friday from Nov. 26 to May 3.

Nguyen Quoc Tuan, head of Vietnam Airlines office in Hong Kong, said the new service would contribute to the development of tourism in Da Nang and Vietnam.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

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Vietnam Airlines surveys foreign markets

In Uncategorized on November 27, 2010 at 2:51 pm


Vietnam Airlines surveys foreign markets
QĐND – Saturday, November 27, 2010, 21:42 (GMT+7)



The national flag-carrier, Vietnam Airlines, has launched a field-trip to dynamic foreign markets, including South Korea, France, Switzerland, and Germany, in order to promote exchanges and study their experiences.

During the field-trip, from November 11th to 19th, leaders of Vietnam Airlines’ member businesses had worked with representatives from major airlines, businesses and organisations in the aviation industry.

According to members of the delegation, the field-trip and working-visits in the developed countries have helped the domestic aviation businesses improve their knowledge and experiences.

Over the past years, Vietnam Airlines’ members have made many strategic achievements and advancements.

Mr. Bui Doan Ne, Vice-Chairman of the Vietnam Aviation Business Association (VABA), a member of the delegation, said that apart from being equipped with modern technology, many officials, officers and employees of the delegation had opportunities to improve their knowledge through training programs which are launched regularly by major aviation organisations.

Vietnam Airlines has become a competitive trademark in the international market of aviation transportation, but services of the carrier need to improve in terms of service capacity and technology, and the field-trip has contributed to further development of the industry as well as the airline.

Reported by Phan Binh

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

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Vietnam Airlines opens more international flights

In Uncategorized on November 18, 2010 at 7:56 pm

Vietnam Airlines expands cooperation with Moscow’s airport

In Uncategorized on November 18, 2010 at 1:58 pm

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In Uncategorized on November 10, 2010 at 3:27 pm