Vietnam Airlines

Hanoi Noi Bai

Vietnam Airlines is a national airline based in Hanoi Vietnam and based at the airport and Hanoi Noi Bai and member of the airline alliance SkyTeam.


Vietnam Civil Aviation Department (1956-1993)

Vietnam Airlines was founded in 1956 under the name Vietnam Civil Aviation Department as the national airline of the State of Vietnam. The airline began in September 1956 to operate on five aircraft of Russian design. In 1976, the airline on its second international route to Vientiane (Laos ), 1978 followed by another line route to Bangkok. Until the late 1970s, the Vietnamese airline scheduled services had taken to Laos, Cambodia and China and flew charter flights to Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines.

Vietnam Airlines ( since 1993)

In 1993, the " Vietnam Civil Aviation Department " was restructured into Vietnam Airlines. Since then, she is considered the official carrier of the State of Vietnam, and the name " Vietnam Civil Aviation Department " disappeared from the market. In the same year, the airline received its first Airbus A320 and a Boeing 767 of Air France. Only a year after the restructuring of the airline Vietnam Airlines began its first long distance to Paris, which was flown with the Boeing 767. In 1996, the Vietnam Airlines Corporation was officially established, consisting of Vietnam Airlines and around 20 flight-related transactions.

The expansion and modernization of the airline is systematically promoted. In 1999, Vietnam Airlines is a frequent flyer program called Golden Lotus Plus, in 2000 an automatic check- in system. In 2002, the airline got a new corporate identity with a lotus flower logo. 2003, the long-haul fleet of Vietnam Airlines Boeing 777- 200ER with new has been extended. Since 2004, Vietnam Airlines flies from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to Frankfurt, since 2005 nonstop without the stopover in Moscow, since October 2009, six times a week, and since November 2010 daily.

Accordingly, the number of passengers greatly annual increases. 2000 2,853,714 passengers flew with Vietnam Airlines. In the following years were 3,458,504 (2001 ) 4,070,303 (2002) and 4.077 million (2003) counted, broken through the five- million mark by 2004 ( 5,040,000 ). Thereafter, the number of passengers grew annually by almost one million passengers. 2005, there were six million, 6.8 million in 2006, 2007 and 2008, eight million 8.8 million.

In August 2009, Vietnam Airlines has joined forces with the Government of Cambodia Cambodia Angkor Air, the airline. With a fleet of three ATR 72-500 first and an Airbus A321 -200 connects the new airline Siem Reap, Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh City. In November of the same year, Vietnam Airlines signed a letter of intent to order four Airbus A380 -800, the firm order is, however, with stand from November 2012 still.

In June 2010, Vietnam Airlines joined the SkyTeam airline alliance.


The route network of Vietnam Airlines comprises a total of 64 goals, 19 of them in Germany. In Europe, Frankfurt is served daily, while Paris ( six times a week in high season daily), London and Moscow. On the Frankfurt and Paris routes the airline uses a Boeing 777- 200ER one.

Domestic destinations are Ban Me Thuot Can Tho, Chu Lai, Da Lạt, Dien Bien Phu, Danang, Dong Hoi, Haiphong, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hue, Nha Trang, Phu Quoc, Pleiku, Quy Nhon and Rach Gia. The subsidiary VASCO takes over domestic routes to smaller airports Ca Mao, Con Dao, Chu Lai and Tuy Hoa. In Southeast Asia, Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Luang Prabang, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Singapore, Vientiane and Yangon are on the flight plan. In the north- east of Asia Vietnam Airlines flies cities in China (Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Kunming, Beijing and Shanghai), Japan ( Fukuoka, Nagoya, Miyazaki, Okinawa, Osaka, Sapporo and Tokyo ), Korea ( Busan and Seoul ), Taiwan (Kaohsiung and Taipei ) to. More destinations are Melbourne and Sydney.

Vietnam Airlines currently also maintains codeshare agreements with the following airlines: Air France, Delta Airlines, China Airlines, Alitalia, KLM, Czech Airlines, Cambodia Angkor Air, Vasco, Cathay Pacific, Lao Airlines, Japan Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Philippine Airlines, Korean Air, China Southern, China Eastern, Etihad.


As of September 2013 the fleet of Vietnam Airlines consists of 87 aircraft with an average age of 6 years: