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Vietnam Airlines

Vietnam Airlines
AirlineVietnam Airlines Company Limited
Tổng Công ty Hàng không Việt Nam
Founded1956 (as Vietnam Civil Aviation)
Airline hub
Secondary hubs* Da Nang International Airport
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer programGolden Lotus Plus
Member loungeGolden Lotus Lounge
* Vietnam Air Service Company (VASCO) * Vietnam Airlines Engineering Company (VAECO) * Cambodia Angkor Air (joint-venture, 49%) * Noibai Catering Services Join-Stock Company
Fleet size70 (excl. cargo)
Company sloganBringing Vietnamese Culture to the World
Parent companyVietnam Airlines Corporation
Headquarters200 Nguyen Son Street, Long Bien, Hanoi, Vietnam
Key people
* Nguyen Sy Hung (Chairman) * Pham Ngoc Minh (President and CEO) * Nguyen Van Hung (Executive Vice President and Director)

Vietnam Airlines

Company nameVietnam Airlines
Company typeGovernment-owned
IndustryAircraft maintenace and overhaul, catering, cargo and passenger transport
Founded1996 (with roots tracing back to 1954)
HeadquartersLong Bien, Hanoi, Vietnam
Area servedAsia, Europe, North America and Oceania
Key peopleNguyen Sy Hung (Chairman)
Pham Ngoc Minh (President and CEO)
Nguyen Van Hung (Executive Vice President and Director)
ServicesAirline services
SubsidiarySee below

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Vietnam Airlines Company Limited, trading as Vietnam Airlines ( ), is the national flag carrier of Vietnam. It was established as a state enterprise in April 1989, and is headquartered in the Long Bien district of Hanoi, with hubs at Noi Bai International Airport and Tan Son Nhat International Airport. From there, the airline flies to 46 destinations in 19 countries, excluding codeshares, using its fleet of 69 aircraft.

Vietnam Airlines was subsequently formed in 1996, after bringing together several service companies. The company is overseen by a seven-seat management board, members of which are appointed by the Vietnamese Prime Minister. Vietnam Airlines was the major stakeholder in Vietnam's second largest carrier, Jetstar Pacific Airlines, but its share has recently been transferred to the Ministry of Finance, then subsequently, to the State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC).

With the core activity of the airline being passenger transportation, Vietnam Airlines also earns revenue from catering and the maintenance and overhauling of aircraft through a number of its subsidiaries. The maintenance and overhauling of aircraft is handled by Vietnam Airlines Engineering Company (VAECO), while the former is performed by Noibai Catering Services Join-Stock Company and Vietnam Air Caterer, who cater airlines that use Vietnam Airlines’ hubs for the flag carrier. The airline also controls and operates its cargo division, Vietnam Airlines Cargo, using the airline’s luggage hold on its passenger fleet, as well as a number of dedicated airplanes. Vietnam Airlines owns 100% of Vietnam Air Service Company (VASCO)-a regional airline in southern Vietnam, and 49% of Cambodia Angkor Air-the national flag carrier of Cambodia.

The airline is ranked as a 3-star airline according to the independent research consultancy firm Skytrax. Vietnam Airlines became a member of SkyTeam on 10 June 2010 making it the sole Southeast Asian carrier to join that airline alliance. During the months of September and October 2010, Vietnam Airlines was slated to manage all the transportation for the Miss World beauty pageant in its capacity as the official airline of the contest, although recent rumours of Vietnam's withdrawal as host have cast doubt on this. Recently, Miss World had decided to hold the contest in Sanya, People's Republic of China.

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