Vietnam Airlines

 

Vietnam Airlines

Headquarter :

Vietnam Airlines,200 Nguyen Son Str., Long Bien Dist.,

Ha Noi city, VIETNAM

Certificate of Business Registration/Decision on Establishment number 952/QĐ-TTg dated June 23rd, 2010 of the Prime Minister.

Enterprises Code: 0100107518; Date of issuse: June 30, 2010; Place of issue: Department of Planning and Investment of Hanoi.

History of Vietnam Airlines :

From The Old Days :
The 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.

April 1993 was a major turning point when Vietnam Airlines was officially established as the country’s national flag carrier. On the 27th May 1996, Vietnam Airlines Corporation was born with the gathering of 20 aviation enterprises and the airline itself as the core business.

Innovation Taking Place:
On 20th October 2002, Vietnam Airlines introduced the new logo of the Golden Lotus and corporate identity that symbolized its dramatic progress towards becoming a world-class airline. The launch represented a complete repositioning and brand strategy of Vietnam Airlines, coupled with significant improvements in its infrastructure, operations and fleet.

The delivery of its first own “state-of-the-art” B777 in 2003 also marked a true revolution in the airline’s fleet modernization. Three years later, Vietnam Airlines became one of the most modern fleets in the region.

World-class Airline:
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 expands its network to 20 cities throughout the country and 26 international destinations in the USA, Europe, Australia and Asia.

In 2006, after being awarded the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate, a strict safety standard set by Aviation Quality Services (AQS), Vietnam Airlines joined the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as an official member, affirming its international standard.

In June 2010, Vietnam Airlines officially joined SkyTeam, the world’s second largest global airline alliance, affirming the carrier’s new position on the global aviation map and the strategic partner of the alliance in Southeast Asia region as well as its international standard services.

Moving Forward :
Positioning its internationally recognized brand as a young and modern carrier, Vietnam Airlines excelled further when signing large purchase orders of world’s most modern, environment-friendly aircraft, such as Boeing B787 and Airbus A350-900. The airline is expected to reach 115 and 170 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.

Partners :

In order to better meet customers’ demand and expectation, Vietnam Airlines has been expanding its cooperation with the world’s and regional leading airlines, offering seamless services to an extensive global network.

SkyTeam ‘s Partners :

Air France

Code-share agreement on flights between Ho Chi Minh City – Paris, Hanoi – Paris.

Czech Airlines

(Tentative from 1 September 2010)
Code-share agreement on flights between Ho Chi Minh City – Frankfurt, Hanoi – Frankfurt, Frankfurt – Prague.

Alitalia

Code-share agreement on flights between Ho Chi Minh City – Frankfurt, Hanoi – Frankfurt, Ho Chi Minh City – Paris, Hanoi – Paris, Frankfurt – Rome, Paris – Rome.

Korean Air

Code-share agreement on flights between Hanoi – Seoul, Ho Chi Minh City – Seoul, Hanoi – Pusan, Ho Chi Minh City – Pusan

China  Southern Airlines

Code-share agreement on flights between Ho Chi Minh City – Canton, Hanoi – Canton, Hanoi – Beijing.

Royal Dutch Airlines

Code-share agreement on flights between Ho Chi Minh City – Bangkok and Amsterdam – Frankfurt.

Delta Airlines

Code-share agreement on flights between Narita – Los Angeles, Narita – San Francisco, Narita – Atlanta, Narita – Minneapolis, Narita – Seatle, Narita – Porland, Narita – Honolulu, Atlanta – Dallas Ft. Worth, Atlanta – Houston, Atlanta – Miami, Atlanta- Washington D.C, Atlanta – Austin, Minneapolis – Chicago, Minneapolis – Denver, Minneapolis – Saint Louis, Minneapolis- Boston, Minneapolis- Philadelphia.

Symbol & Logo :

Golden Lotus logo

The new logo featured one of the most enduring and meaningful symbols of the Vietnamese people – the Lotus flower. Vietnamese people see the lotus as a symbol of their ancient culture and their ability to withstand great adversity and retain their unique traditions. The lotus is associated with the enlightenment and perfection. It is a common, yet noble and sacred flower. The gold color was chosen to show the high quality of our product and evoke a sense of luxury.

On October 20th, 2002, Vietnam Airlines introduced a new logo and corporate identity that symbolized its dramatic progress towards becoming a world-class airline. The launch represented a complete repositioning and branding of Vietnam Airlines, coupled with significant improvements in its infrastructure, operations and fleet.

 

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