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Vietravel Airlines Airbus A321 at Tan Son Nhat International Airport. (Photo: Vietravel Airlines)

Vietravel Airlines Commences Commercial Operations

According to a 2020 report by the Airports Council International, Vietnam is one of the fastest-growing aviation sectors worldwide. Vietnam's aviation industry has seen many new entrants in recent years, including notable upstart Bamboo Airways.  The nation, however, got a new player on Monday, as Vietravel Airlines commenced commercial operations on Jan. 25.  The first commercial flight for Vietravel Airlines was flight VU301 from Ho Chi Minh City to Pho Quoc, an island known for its pristine beaches. Previously, the…

UPS Airlines Announces First Flights to Vietnam

Earlier this week, UPS Airlines announced its first-ever flights to Vietnam. The first flight, UPS flight number 146, arrived on September 15, 2020 at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport and was operated with one of the shipping giant’s Boeing 767-34AF freighters. UPS Airlines' new route to…

Proposed Vietnamese Airline Scrapped Months Before Launch

Vinpearl Air, a proposed Vietnamese airline set to launch in summer 2020, is being scrapped. Its would-be owner, Vingroup JSC, plans instead to focus on technology and manufacturing businesses, including developing electric vehicles (EVs). Plans for Vinpearl Air were announced last year. In Aug. 2019, Vingroup said the carrier had…

Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways Increases Flights to Taiwan

Vietnam's Bamboo Airways is adding another flight between Vietnam and Taiwan in time for the busy summer travel season. The Vietnamese carrier that started operating in January of this year will launch non-stop flights between Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and the popular tourist destination of Ha Long Bay in Vietnam…